Be The Parents Be The Parents en-us FREE PARENTING SKILLS WORKSHOP"free_parenting_skills_workshop1""free_parenting_skills_workshop1" Thu, 23 Apr 2015 14:51:50 +0000 FREE PARENTING SKILLS WORKSHOP FREE PARENTING SKILLS WORKSHOP"free_parenting_skills_workshop""free_parenting_skills_workshop" Thu, 16 Apr 2015 18:00:45 +0000 FREE PARENTING SKILLS WORKSHOP 22nd Annual Idaho Prevention and Support Conference"22nd_annual_idaho_prevention_and_support_conference""22nd_annual_idaho_prevention_and_support_conference" Thu, 09 Apr 2015 15:18:15 +0000 Plans are underway for the 22nd Annual Idaho Prevention and Support Conference scheduled for April 9 & 10, 2015 in Sun Valley. The conference is the annual professional development centerpiece focused on innovation, best practices, collective problem-solving and motivation to most effectively address youth risk behaviors, foster optimal health and academic success for Idaho students. FACTS on Underage drinking costs in Idaho"facts_on_underage_drinking_costs_in_idaho""facts_on_underage_drinking_costs_in_idaho" Wed, 01 Apr 2015 06:53:43 +0000 Tragic health, social, and economic problems result from the use of alcohol by youth. Underage drinking is a causal factor in a host of serious problems, including homicide, suicide, traumatic injury, drowning, burns, violent and property crime, high-risk sex, fetal alcohol syndrome, alcohol poisoning, and the need for treatment of alcohol abuse and dependence. Kids allowed to sip parents’ booze start drinking earlier and are more likely to binge, says study"kids_allowed_to_sip_parents_booze_start_drinking_earlier_and_are_more_likel""kids_allowed_to_sip_parents_booze_start_drinking_earlier_and_are_more_likel" Tue, 31 Mar 2015 06:26:40 +0000 Children who are allowed to have a sip of alcohol before they are 11 are more likely to binge drink as teenagers, according to a new study. Reality Party for Parents in Meridian"reality_party_for_parents""reality_party_for_parents" Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:05:53 +0000 This program was created to address underage and binge drinking. It was designed to help parents have a meaningful discussion with their teens and develop policies that keep kids safe. It is also intended to spark community dialogue while bringing awareness to the problem of substance abuse as well as inviting the community together to explore solutions. Thanks, Palcohol - As If Parenting Teens Wasn’t Hard Enough"thanks_palcohol_as_if_parenting_teens_wasnt_hard_enough""thanks_palcohol_as_if_parenting_teens_wasnt_hard_enough" Mon, 23 Mar 2015 08:38:04 +0000 On Wednesday, the U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Trade Bureau approved four flavors of Palcohol, a powdered product that comes in convenient 1-oz packets. Mix the powder into 6 oz of water or the liquid of your choice, stir, and voilà: the perfect cocktail, with the alcohol content of a mixed drink. Palcohol comes in four varieties: V (vodka), R (rum), Cosmo, and Lemon Drop and could be in stores near you as soon as this summer. Drug Guide for Parents, Available in a New App"drug_guide_for_parents_available_in_a_new_app""drug_guide_for_parents_available_in_a_new_app" Wed, 18 Mar 2015 09:07:27 +0000 With the ever-changing drug landscape and new trends emerging every day, we’ve created a smartphone app to help families who are concerned about the drugs their kids are exposed to. The “Drug Guide for Parents” is offered as a free download for the Android and iPhone. COLUMN:  Talk show or frat party?"column_talk_show_or_frat_party""column_talk_show_or_frat_party" Tue, 17 Mar 2015 07:55:45 +0000 I’ll admit I’m an avid YouTuber. I love wasting time on the Internet, watching videos about puppies and little children. It’s a sad but true 
realization. Federal government signs off on powdered alcohol but several states are moving to ban the substance"federal_government_signs_off_on_powdered_alcohol_but_several_states_are_mov""federal_government_signs_off_on_powdered_alcohol_but_several_states_are_mov" Thu, 12 Mar 2015 07:04:56 +0000 A powdered alcohol intended to be mixed up into drinks has gained approval from a federal regulator. Upper Midwest college tragedies: Drunk, frozen and underage"upper_midwest_college_tragedies_drunk_frozen_and_underage""upper_midwest_college_tragedies_drunk_frozen_and_underage" Tue, 10 Mar 2015 06:44:37 +0000 BEMIDJI, Minn. – Pink flowers adorn a tree by the wooded trail where a drunk college student wandered in her final moments, just before she slipped in a creek and froze on a bed of snow. Top Trending Teen Drugs"top_trending_teen_drugs""top_trending_teen_drugs" Mon, 09 Mar 2015 12:15:26 +0000 Check out this list of trending drugs amongst the teens today, and give us feedback on what you think the community should do. Funny or not?  Baby bottles look like beer bottles"funny_or_not_baby_bottles_look_like_beer_bottles""funny_or_not_baby_bottles_look_like_beer_bottles" Fri, 06 Mar 2015 08:33:07 +0000 Soon your baby will be able to throw back a beer bottle with the best of them, or at least a new baby bottle will make it look that way. The more friends you drink with, the more you drink"bill_allowing_underage_military_members_to_drink_fails1""bill_allowing_underage_military_members_to_drink_fails1" Wed, 04 Mar 2015 11:52:52 +0000 The more friends a person is with when they are out drinking, the more they will drink themselves, a new study concludes. Ginny Gobel from Boise made a video to wake parents up about the drug epidemic in our youth"ginny_gobel_from_boise_made_a_video_to_wake_parents_up_about_the_drug_epide""ginny_gobel_from_boise_made_a_video_to_wake_parents_up_about_the_drug_epide" Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:09:37 +0000 I am a parent activist in Boise. My passion is to wake parents up about the drug epidemic in our youth, educate them to overcome misinformation and ambivalent thoughts they may have {about drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana, in particular} and encourage each parent to bring their community of parents together to support these kids with more boundaries and awareness. Make binge drinking as unappealing as smoking: Our view"make_binge_drinking_as_unappealing_as_smoking_our_view""make_binge_drinking_as_unappealing_as_smoking_our_view" Mon, 23 Feb 2015 08:47:04 +0000 In the past two decades, young people have largely rejected cigarettes. The rate of high school students who smoke has been cut in half. BSU to give students caught drinking underage a break"bsu_to_give_students_caught_drinking_underage_a_break""bsu_to_give_students_caught_drinking_underage_a_break" Fri, 20 Feb 2015 15:29:08 +0000 BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) - BSU and Boise Police are teaming up to give minors a break from criminal charges when it comes to underage drinking on campus. It's called an alcohol diversion program. BSU decided to offer a pilot program this semester to test it out. Introducing the 10 Facets of Parental Engagement"introducing_the_10_facets_of_parental_engagement""introducing_the_10_facets_of_parental_engagement" Tue, 17 Feb 2015 10:58:22 +0000 You don’t need to be a supermom or superdad to be engaged in your child’s life and establish a strong connection with them. Being engaged simply requires taking advantage of your many opportunities to be a good parent each and every day. Like a brilliantly cut diamond, parental engagement has many facets. Listed below are ten facets of parental engagement that you can use as criteria for developing a strong moral framework in your kids. Former Boise Police Department chief wants state to decriminalize underage drinking"former_boise_police_department_chief_wants_state_to_decriminalize_underage""former_boise_police_department_chief_wants_state_to_decriminalize_underage" Wed, 11 Feb 2015 08:07:49 +0000 BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) -- If you get caught drinking underage in Idaho, be prepared to have a criminal charge on your record. Interesting approach -  “OUR OPINION; Springfest change can help cut high-risk drinking”"interesting_approach_our_opinion_springfest_change_can_help_cut_high_risk_d""interesting_approach_our_opinion_springfest_change_can_help_cut_high_risk_d" Fri, 06 Feb 2015 10:47:29 +0000 Times change — and society's tolerance levels change, too. Including tolerance levels for behaviors such as spanking children, smoking cigarettes, driving without a seat belt — and getting massively, dangerously drunk. STUDY: Alcohol advertisements, Super Bowl commercials influence underage teens to drink"study_alcohol_advertisements_super_bowl_commercials_influence_underage_teen""study_alcohol_advertisements_super_bowl_commercials_influence_underage_teen" Wed, 04 Feb 2015 13:27:16 +0000 This time last year, more than 113 million people were preparing to watch the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos battle for the Super Bowl title. Bill allowing underage military members to drink fails"bill_allowing_underage_military_members_to_drink_fails""bill_allowing_underage_military_members_to_drink_fails" Tue, 03 Feb 2015 13:35:41 +0000 A bill that would have allowed underage active military members to drink alcohol was voted down Friday in the North Dakota House. Blog: Why Teens Are Impulsive, Addiction-Prone And Should Protect Their Brains (NPR)"blog_why_teens_are_impulsive_addiction_prone_and_should_protect_their_brain""blog_why_teens_are_impulsive_addiction_prone_and_should_protect_their_brain" Thu, 29 Jan 2015 11:16:46 +0000 Jensen, who's a neuroscientist and was a single mother of two boys who are now in their 20s, wrote The Teenage Brain to explore the science of how the brain grows — and why teenagers can be especially impulsive, moody and not very good at responsible decision-making. WVU Student Who Died in Fraternity Pledging Had Blood Alcohol Six Times Legal Limit"wvu_student_who_died_in_fraternity_pledging_had_blood_alcohol_six_times_leg""wvu_student_who_died_in_fraternity_pledging_had_blood_alcohol_six_times_leg" Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:52:29 +0000 A West Virginia University student who died during a fraternity pledge event had a blood-alcohol level of more than six times the legal limit, well above what health officials consider lethal, police said today. Majority of Teens Experience Drunken ‘Blackout’ by Age 19"majority_of_teens_experience_drunken_blackout_by_age_19""majority_of_teens_experience_drunken_blackout_by_age_19" Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:40:05 +0000 A team of researchers conducted a first-of-its-kind study and found some disturbing results. Poor Sleep Linked To Alcohol And Drug Problems In Teens, Idaho State University Study"poor_sleep_linked_to_alcohol_and_drug_problems_in_teens_idaho_state_univers""poor_sleep_linked_to_alcohol_and_drug_problems_in_teens_idaho_state_univers" Tue, 20 Jan 2015 10:49:08 +0000 Adolescents Who Sleep Poorly And Insufficiently May Develop Alcohol And Drug Problems Approach to drinking has changed over the years"approach_to_drinking_has_changed_over_the_years""approach_to_drinking_has_changed_over_the_years" Tue, 13 Jan 2015 08:38:54 +0000 QUESTION: I’m a grandparent and I remember my own teen years, and I really think that a few drinking parties are basically harmless. Moscow Shocked by Shootings at Multiple Locations Saturday"moscow_shocked_by_shootings_at_multiple_locations_saturday""moscow_shocked_by_shootings_at_multiple_locations_saturday" Mon, 12 Jan 2015 08:04:08 +0000 We would like to thank David for his help in Prevention for the state of Idaho. Jeff Lake: Liv’s Playboy Mansion party angers neighbors, cops arrest ‘cool’ dad"jeff_lake_livs_playboy_mansion_party_angers_neighbors_cops_arrest_cool_dad""jeff_lake_livs_playboy_mansion_party_angers_neighbors_cops_arrest_cool_dad" Fri, 09 Jan 2015 08:54:46 +0000 Jeff Lake, a Calif. father, was arrested after his daughter threw an epic party known as "Liv's Playboy Mansion" and dozens of police officers had to be dispatched in order to break up the large alcohol-fueled party which had several underage drunk teens. According to an updated report from 10 News on Jan. 7, Jeff Lake now faces months in jail for allegedly violating the city’s “social host” ordinance. New federal report finds that binge drinking kills six people each day"new_federal_report_finds_that_binge_drinking_kills_six_people_each_day""new_federal_report_finds_that_binge_drinking_kills_six_people_each_day" Wed, 07 Jan 2015 08:55:44 +0000 Binge drinking is not just a recipe for drama causing on a night out on the town, the habit of drinking excessively in one sitting is incredibly dangerous. According to a new report, binge drinking is so dangerous that in the U.S. six people die each day from the habit. Idaho Alcohol PSA - YouTube"idaho_alcohol_psa_youtube""idaho_alcohol_psa_youtube" Wed, 31 Dec 2014 13:43:46 +0000 Great PSA from the Idaho State Liquor Department and Boise PD's Jermaine Galloway. Putting a cork in teen drinking"putting_a_cork_in_teen_drinking""putting_a_cork_in_teen_drinking" Tue, 30 Dec 2014 08:39:54 +0000 Regardless of what pop queen Kesha says, there’s nothing glamorous about dying young. Without rehashing that seventh-grade D.A.R.E. seminar, the negative effects of alcohol on teenagers are too numerous to list. However, in Blaine County, the Community Drug Coalition is looking to hamper teen drinking by going after an older, more experienced and supposedly wiser demographic: their parents and other adult friends. Don’t enable underage drinking"dont_enable_underage_drinking""dont_enable_underage_drinking" Mon, 29 Dec 2014 11:04:35 +0000 Q: Our 16-year-old son wants to have friend over for New Years and he wants to have beer available. What's your opinion? Phone apps promote heavy drinking to young people: James Cook University study"phone_apps_promote_heavy_drinking_to_young_people_james_cook_university_stu""phone_apps_promote_heavy_drinking_to_young_people_james_cook_university_stu" Mon, 22 Dec 2014 10:00:47 +0000 Educating kids on how not to take up the bottle may start with them putting down their phones. Blackouts After Boozing All Too Common in Teens"blackouts_after_boozing_all_too_common_in_teens""blackouts_after_boozing_all_too_common_in_teens" Thu, 18 Dec 2014 08:25:05 +0000 Families and schools can take steps to stop the risky business of teen drinking. Teens are one of the groups most prone to binge drinking — a practice that can lead to alcohol-related blackouts. MADD Challenges Nation to Double Down on Drunk Driving as Fatality Numbers Continue to Top 10,000…"madd_challenges_nation_to_double_down_on_drunk_driving_as_fatality_numbers""madd_challenges_nation_to_double_down_on_drunk_driving_as_fatality_numbers" Wed, 17 Dec 2014 08:51:30 +0000 Today, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) learned that drunk driving fatalities once again topped 10,000 in 2013. Announced by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), drunk driving fatalities decreased from 10,322 in 2012 to 10,076 in 2013. NHTSA also announced that overall traffic fatalities decreased from 33,561 in 2012 to 32,719 in 2013, with 31 percent of all fatalities resulting from a drunk driving crash measured from .08 BAC and above. Why Colleges Haven’t Stopped Binge Drinking"why_colleges_havent_stopped_binge_drinking""why_colleges_havent_stopped_binge_drinking" Tue, 16 Dec 2014 09:59:48 +0000 Despite decades of research, hundreds of campus task forces and millions invested in bold experiments, college drinking in the United States remains as much of a problem as ever. Proposed ordinance aimed at teen drinking"proposed_ordinance_aimed_at_teen_drinking""proposed_ordinance_aimed_at_teen_drinking" Mon, 15 Dec 2014 08:04:25 +0000 People in Blaine County who host parties where underage drinking is occurring could soon be facing criminal prosecution. Beer Institute Releases Responsibility White Paper"beer_institute_releases_responsibility_white_paper""beer_institute_releases_responsibility_white_paper" Fri, 05 Dec 2014 15:19:04 +0000 WASHINGTON, Dec. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the Beer Institute released a white paper, Commitment to Responsibility, which outlines the broad efforts by brewers and beer importers to reduce drunk driving and underage drinking through paid advertisements, programs to work with parents and retailers, and alternative rides home. Drinking age keeps priorities in check, protects students"drinking_age_keeps_priorities_in_check_protects_students""drinking_age_keeps_priorities_in_check_protects_students" Tue, 02 Dec 2014 15:12:19 +0000 There is always dissent over the drinking age, as those under 21 are insistent that they are being oppressed by an institution meant to keep them safe. Quite frankly, there is a reason young adults aren’t permitted to drink until 21: They aren’t mature enough to handle it. Alcohol is a huge responsibility and requires a certain level of control that just doesn’t exist in younger adults. LETTER: A high-risk holiday for returning teens"letter_a_high_risk_holiday_for_returning_teens""letter_a_high_risk_holiday_for_returning_teens" Fri, 28 Nov 2014 08:56:37 +0000 This is the third in a series of short essays on Somerset County’s efforts to help residents combat underage drinking and driving, and to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday safely. Messages ineffective, study finds"messages_ineffective_study_finds""messages_ineffective_study_finds" Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:20:24 +0000 The "drink responsibly" or "enjoy in moderation" messages tucked into liquor and beer ads may not resonate with their intended audience. Make smart, responsible choices"make_smart_responsible_choices""make_smart_responsible_choices" Wed, 19 Nov 2014 11:40:04 +0000 11/19/2014 - BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. -- When I was a child, my grandfather picked me up from school every day and would always ask me the same thing, "What did you learn today?" and no matter what my response was to his question, it would always trigger the same comeback from him, "Think, think, think!" What’s America’s booziest state?  We ranked them 50 to 1"whats_americas_booziest_state_we_ranked_them_50_to_1""whats_americas_booziest_state_we_ranked_them_50_to_1" Tue, 18 Nov 2014 08:42:09 +0000 We all know America loves to drink. But in all our time spent writing about drinking, actually drinking, and occasionally doing both at the same time, a question emerged amongst Thrillist's editorial staff: which state loves to drink more than any other? Naturally, we had to find out, and just like that: the search for the booziest state in the USA was born. The time is now to stop social hosting"the_time_is_now_to_stop_social_hosting""the_time_is_now_to_stop_social_hosting" Wed, 12 Nov 2014 11:51:22 +0000 For the parents and caring adults in the Wood River Valley, the time is now to stand up and say no to the all-too-common practice of adults hosting parties that allow underage drinking. National, state and local surveys of middle school and high school students state that there are two main ways youths access alcohol—they purchase it from retail outlets that don’t do a great job of checking identification, or at house parties. The Blaine County Community Drug Coalition works with local law enforcement to conduct compliance checks to hold establishments accountable for the sale of alcohol to minors. This has been a successful operation for the last four years, increasing compliance by retailers from 30-40 percent to 80-100 percent. The local retailers should be commended for significantly improving the rate of sales of alcohol to minors. Risky Business:  Home For The Holidays, Prime Time For Underage Drinking"risky_business_home_for_the_holidays_prime_time_for_underage_drinking""risky_business_home_for_the_holidays_prime_time_for_underage_drinking" Mon, 10 Nov 2014 14:57:47 +0000 Now that Halloween is over and we’re coming down from our sugar highs, it’s time to face the upcoming winter holiday season that stretches from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day and beyond. Although this time is often filled with wonderful family moments—sharing a Thanksgiving meal, lighting Hanukah candles, or trimming the Christmas tree—it’s also (after the summer months) prime time for underage drinking. Not all Fun and Games: Drinking and Drug Abuse in College"not_all_fun_and_games_drinking_and_drug_abuse_in_college""not_all_fun_and_games_drinking_and_drug_abuse_in_college" Wed, 05 Nov 2014 12:18:50 +0000 College is often students’ first real taste of independence. They are living on their own, in charge of their own schedule, and making new friends. At the same time, they are focused on building a strong academic foundation that will help them to secure a career upon graduating. The pressure to succeed coupled with the desire to be social can be immense. Finding a balance is necessary for maintaining good health. Indiana player walked into road, stuck by car"indiana_player_walked_into_road_stuck_by_car""indiana_player_walked_into_road_stuck_by_car" Mon, 03 Nov 2014 08:19:22 +0000 BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Indiana freshman basketball player Emmitt Holt was cited Saturday for misdemeanor underage drinking after he struck teammate Devin Davis with his SUV, leaving Davis hospitalized with a serious head injury. How some cities are preventing underage drinking"how_some_cities_are_preventing_underage_drinking""how_some_cities_are_preventing_underage_drinking" Thu, 30 Oct 2014 07:30:12 +0000 Teenagers are less likely to drink at parties when they live in communities with particularly strong social host laws, finds a US-based study. Many US states and local communities have passed social host laws, which hold adults responsible when teenagers are drinking at their property. (Read: Think before you drink — alcohol kills six people every minute!) Can Utah solve its surprising binge drinking problem?"can_utah_solve_its_surprising_binge_drinking_problem""can_utah_solve_its_surprising_binge_drinking_problem" Tue, 28 Oct 2014 09:32:44 +0000 SALT LAKE CITY — When Rep. Jack Draxler, a host of Thursday's daylong Alcohol Policy Summit at the state Capitol, attended a similar gathering two years ago, he was stunned to hear statistics about binge drinking in Utah. “Step Up!!  Help Prevent Underage Drinking” - (video)"step_upi_help_prevent_underage_drinking""step_upi_help_prevent_underage_drinking" Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:30:26 +0000 LEWISTON, ID - 2.9% of all college students said they have driven after having five or more drinks. One child under 10 treated for alcohol abuse every week in Scotland"one_child_under_10_treated_for_alcohol_abuse_every_week_in_scotland""one_child_under_10_treated_for_alcohol_abuse_every_week_in_scotland" Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:24:57 +0000 HUNDREDS of children under 10 have been treated for alcohol-related injuries or illness in Scotland in the last three years, new figures show. Alcohol a Factor in Several College Freshmen Deaths This Semester"alcohol_a_factor_in_several_college_freshmen_deaths_this_semester""alcohol_a_factor_in_several_college_freshmen_deaths_this_semester" Tue, 14 Oct 2014 12:26:11 +0000 At least eight U.S. college freshmen have died so far this semester, many of them in alcohol-related incidents, according to Times Higher Education. Colleges are encouraging freshmen and their parents to talk about alcohol and drugs even before they arrive on campus. Last Call"last_call""last_call" Thu, 09 Oct 2014 14:17:58 +0000 Halloween is scary enough without the added terror of impaired drivers on the road. Every year while children are trick-or-treating, others are drinking and driving. Halloween parties often involve alcohol, making it a particularly deadly night due to the number of impaired drivers on the roads. TEENS: Drinking, through a teen’s eyes"teens_drinking_through_a_teens_eyes""teens_drinking_through_a_teens_eyes" Mon, 06 Oct 2014 07:33:12 +0000 Take a step into any high school the first day back from summer break and you’ll hear the same thing — talk about all the hot summer parties. Learn more about the Alcohol Literacy Challenge by watching this short video"learn_more_about_the_alcohol_literacy_challenge_by_watching_this_short_vide""learn_more_about_the_alcohol_literacy_challenge_by_watching_this_short_vide" Fri, 03 Oct 2014 07:17:12 +0000 Have you ever wondered about the impact of media on the way our children perceive alcohol and other drugs? Are you aware of the relationship between what we expect to happen and how we ultimately behave? Are you looking for a fun and scientifically proven tool to help prevent your children or the children you work with from engaging in underage drinking? Join us and particpate in the Alcohol Literacy Challenge. Drinking at an Early Age Linked With Later Problem Drinking"drinking_at_an_early_age_linked_with_later_problem_drinking""drinking_at_an_early_age_linked_with_later_problem_drinking" Thu, 02 Oct 2014 11:43:43 +0000 Starting to drink at an early age can increase the risk of alcohol abuse in teens, according to a new study. The shorter the time between a teen’s first drink and the first time they get drunk, the greater their risk of later alcohol abuse. Too young to buy, too young to drink"too_young_to_buy_too_young_to_drink""too_young_to_buy_too_young_to_drink" Wed, 01 Oct 2014 07:24:42 +0000 Dan Dusenberry, a cashier at Brown Derby for five years, can tell if a driver's license is the real thing just by rubbing his fingers over it: fake IDs are often thinner. Column: The problem of underage drinking"column_the_problem_of_underage_drinking""column_the_problem_of_underage_drinking" Tue, 30 Sep 2014 11:34:44 +0000 Michael Kaas is a young man who recently posted a petition on in protest of local police enforcing laws regarding underage drinking. He complains that arresting Georgia Southern students is ruining their lives. Drinking on Campus"drinking_on_campus""drinking_on_campus" Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:06:51 +0000 National news is full of headlines about alcohol related problems on college campuses. According to Maureen Baker, Northeast Community College’s Director of Student Conduct, “Colleges and universities have a real problem overall with binge drinking and underage drinking on campuses. We know that over 1800 students die from those behaviors and over 600,000 are injured related to drinking behaviors.” Baker thinks Northeast falls within national statistics and says, “On our campus it is the number one code of conduct violation.” Northeast Community College does their best at preventing binge drinking. Administrators have instituted activities like Monday Night At The Movies and Wacky Wednesday. These activities are late at night so that afterwards, students are too tired to go out and party. College Tries New Ways to Reduce Binge Drinking"college_tries_new_ways_to_reduce_binge_drinking""college_tries_new_ways_to_reduce_binge_drinking" Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:17:15 +0000 Colleges are looking for new ways to reduce binge drinking, as part of initiatives to reduce campus sexual assaults, NPR reports. Idaho State Police Hand Out Underage Alcohol Citations in Canyon, Payette Counties"idaho_state_police_hand_out_underage_alcohol_citations_in_canyon_payette_co""idaho_state_police_hand_out_underage_alcohol_citations_in_canyon_payette_co" Tue, 16 Sep 2014 07:36:44 +0000 MERIDIAN - Idaho State Police Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) conducted alcohol age compliance checks on Thursday and Friday nights in Canyon and Payette counties. Cheap Drinks And Risk-Taking Fuel College Drinking Culture"cheap_drinks_and_risk_taking_fuel_college_drinking_culture""cheap_drinks_and_risk_taking_fuel_college_drinking_culture" Wed, 10 Sep 2014 09:49:30 +0000 There's no question that alcohol is a factor in the majority of sexual assaults on campus. And alcohol is abundant and very present at most colleges today. Idaho woman gives IV to girl, 14, with alcohol poisoning instead of calling 911"idaho_woman_gives_iv_to_girl_14_with_alcohol_poisoning_instead_of_calling_9""idaho_woman_gives_iv_to_girl_14_with_alcohol_poisoning_instead_of_calling_9" Mon, 08 Sep 2014 07:30:08 +0000 Ada County Sheriff's OfficeJennifer Phippen, 37, put an IV into a 14-year-old girl with alcohol poisoning at a party instead of calling 911, police said. 10 to 10 tailgate drinking policy continues another year"10_to_10_tailgate_drinking_policy_continues_another_year""10_to_10_tailgate_drinking_policy_continues_another_year" Thu, 04 Sep 2014 07:23:31 +0000 Now that the school year is starting, students are again afforded the opportunity to watch their boys on The Blue make big plays. Underage Binge Alcohol Use Varies within and across States"underage_binge_alcohol_use_varies_within_and_across_states""underage_binge_alcohol_use_varies_within_and_across_states" Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:11:51 +0000 In Brief Data collected from 94,200 persons aged 12 to 20 over the period 2010 through 2012 show that underage binge alcohol use rates vary extensively among regions within each state and throughout the nation. Alcohol smoking a new risk to youth - Kids Count"alcohol_smoking_a_new_risk_to_youth_kids_count""alcohol_smoking_a_new_risk_to_youth_kids_count" Thu, 28 Aug 2014 07:11:56 +0000 Smoking alcohol is a dangerous practice for any one and may be even more risky for young people. An impressive body of medical research has established that the adolescent brain is not yet fully developed and is especially vulnerable to the effects of drugs and alcohol. MSU Freshman Dies During Move-in Weekend"msu_freshman_dies_during_move_in_weekend""msu_freshman_dies_during_move_in_weekend" Tue, 26 Aug 2014 08:06:28 +0000 EAST LANSING, MI (WLNS) - The recent death of a Michigan State University student is raising awareness about underage drinking as students come back to East Lansing for move-in weekend. East Lansing police say 19-year-old Jayai Dai was found dead in an East Lansing apartment Saturday morning. They say alcohol was most likely a factor in her death 6 News Christa Lamendola talked to local police and university staff about the dangers of underage drinking and how students can prevent tragedies due to alcohol. Drinking, it's a culture for many students at MSU. Class: Youth Internet Safety: The Hidden Dangers of Social Networking"class_youth_internet_safety_the_hidden_dangers_of_social_networking""class_youth_internet_safety_the_hidden_dangers_of_social_networking" Mon, 25 Aug 2014 14:27:05 +0000 Our youth are being educated by their peers and the Internet on the topic of social media every day. Parents are giving their kids devices which enable predators to contact them 24 hours a day in their own homes and at school. What education do we have on the dangers of social media? Binge, underage drinking proof positives of troubles"binge_underage_drinking_proof_positives_of_troubles""binge_underage_drinking_proof_positives_of_troubles" Tue, 12 Aug 2014 12:17:54 +0000 Millions of young men and women are either returning to college or leaving home for the first time to continue their education. For some of those students, being out from under adult supervision means one long party that certainly includes alcohol. How to Talk to Your Teenager About Drunk Driving"how_to_talk_to_your_teenager_about_drunk_driving""how_to_talk_to_your_teenager_about_drunk_driving" Mon, 11 Aug 2014 12:18:38 +0000 Just like so many other topics, finding the right way to talk with your teen about drunk driving can be uncomfortable and difficult. Parents are the key to keeping teen drivers safe, so make sure you are open with your children and let them know you are always available to answer their questions. Use these helpful topics to learn how to talk to your teenager about drunk driving, and get the conversation started. Preparing Your Teen for College: Talking About Alcohol"preparing_your_teen_for_college_talking_about_alcohol""preparing_your_teen_for_college_talking_about_alcohol" Wed, 06 Aug 2014 10:32:45 +0000 The teenage years are a unique time. Teens spend a lot of energy defining their identities, their peer relationships and their social roles, and they learn skills like planning for the future and understanding consequences. Not surprisingly, this is also a time when teens push limits and take risks. FREE CLASS Training - Youth Internet Safety:  The Hidden Dangers of Social Networking"free_class_training_youth_internet_safety_the_hidden_dangers_of_social_netw""free_class_training_youth_internet_safety_the_hidden_dangers_of_social_netw" Tue, 05 Aug 2014 14:49:55 +0000 UPCOMING TRAINING - Sponsored by the Northwest Alcohol Conference Alcohol Citations for Students Rarely Issued"alcohol_citations_for_students_rarely_issued""alcohol_citations_for_students_rarely_issued" Fri, 01 Aug 2014 07:24:15 +0000 Campus security and local law enforcement officers aren’t eager to issue citations to students for alcohol violations, refer such students to the campus health center or even tell their parents, according to a survey of directors of campus police and security at 343 colleges in the U.S. Fingernail Drug Test Gives Vital Information to DWI Program"fingernail_drug_test_gives_vital_information_to_dwi_program""fingernail_drug_test_gives_vital_information_to_dwi_program" Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:12:20 +0000 A pilot program that uses fingernail drug and alcohol testing is helping to spot drivers who have been convicted of driving while intoxicated who are continuing to drink or use drugs. Fingernail testing captures a person’s history of drug and alcohol use for the past three to six months. Mom’s Letter to Son About Underage Drinking Goes Viral"moms_letter_to_son_about_underage_drinking_goes_viral""moms_letter_to_son_about_underage_drinking_goes_viral" Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:59:45 +0000 Underage drinking is a big problem in the U.S. The Dangers of Underage Drinking: 16-Year-Old Jada’s Viral Rape Crisis"the_dangers_of_underage_drinking_16_year_old_jadas_viral_rape_crisis""the_dangers_of_underage_drinking_16_year_old_jadas_viral_rape_crisis" Mon, 21 Jul 2014 07:46:48 +0000 (EEW Magazine) Underage drinking is an American epidemic. Statistics show that nearly three quarters of students (72%) have consumed alcohol by the end of high school. Text Messages Can Help Reduce Young Adults’ Binge Drinking"text_messages_can_help_reduce_young_adults_binge_drinking""text_messages_can_help_reduce_young_adults_binge_drinking" Wed, 16 Jul 2014 11:33:01 +0000 Receiving text messages about binge drinking after visiting the emergency room can help young adults reduce their hazardous alcohol consumption by more than 50 percent, a new study suggests. This is an interactive on “how to talk to your teens about alcohol”."this_is_an_interactive_on_how_to_talk_to_your_teens_about_alcohol""this_is_an_interactive_on_how_to_talk_to_your_teens_about_alcohol" Fri, 11 Jul 2014 07:11:31 +0000 SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services) has a new campaign out for parents with an interactive "how to talk to your teens about alcohol" program. Underage drinkers heavily exposed to magazine ads for alcohol brands they consume"underage_drinkers_heavily_exposed_to_magazine_ads_for_alcohol_brands_they_c""underage_drinkers_heavily_exposed_to_magazine_ads_for_alcohol_brands_they_c" Wed, 09 Jul 2014 12:42:01 +0000 Underage drinkers between the ages of 18 and 20 see more magazine advertising than any other age group for the alcohol brands they consume most heavily, raising important questions about whether current alcohol self-regulatory codes concerning advertising are sufficiently protecting young people. Binge Drinking Teens: What and Where They Drink"binge_drinking_teens_what_and_where_they_drink""binge_drinking_teens_what_and_where_they_drink" Mon, 07 Jul 2014 07:15:49 +0000 Adults drink alcoholic beverages more frequently than young people, but when kids do drink they tend to drink a lot. Binge drinking in teens is becoming epidemic, as more young people use alcohol than illegal drugs or tobacco, and what and where they drink may be surprising to adults. ISP Targets Impaired Driving With Enhanced Patrols for July 4th Holiday"isp_targets_impaired_driving_with_enhanced_patrols_for_july_4th_holiday""isp_targets_impaired_driving_with_enhanced_patrols_for_july_4th_holiday" Thu, 03 Jul 2014 10:20:20 +0000 IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY The Hidden Dangers on the 4th of July"the_hidden_dangers_on_the_4th_of_july""the_hidden_dangers_on_the_4th_of_july" Mon, 30 Jun 2014 07:49:03 +0000 Tyler woke up on the 4th of July excited to spend the day celebrating the holiday; however, his day of celebration would instead come to a tragic end. After spending the afternoon celebrating and drinking with friends and family, he climbed into the passenger seat of his friend Joseph’s Jeep. As the two friends traveled on an un-named, off-highway dirt trail in the vicinity of US-95, Joseph attempted to navigate the jeep up a dirt hill to access the US-95. However, the vehicle lost traction, and rolled to its left and down a dirt embankment. Tyler was immediately thrown from the vehicle and sustained fatal injuries in the crash. Joseph was subsequently arrested at the scene and later charged with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol and manslaughter. Bud Light, Jack Daniel’s among top brands used by underage binge drinkers"bud_light_jack_daniels_among_top_brands_used_by_underage_binge_drinkers""bud_light_jack_daniels_among_top_brands_used_by_underage_binge_drinkers" Tue, 24 Jun 2014 09:02:34 +0000 A new study by Boston University and Johns Hopkins University researchers shows which brands underage drinkers use when binge drinking. Arizona mom blames energy drinks for 16-year old daughter’s death"arizona_mom_blames_energy_drinks_for_16_year_old_daughters_death""arizona_mom_blames_energy_drinks_for_16_year_old_daughters_death" Thu, 19 Jun 2014 11:12:46 +0000 Mother says 16-year-old daughter died from energy drink heart attack. 5 Tips to Help Parents With the Underage Drinking Conversation"5_tips_to_help_parents_with_the_underage_drinking_conversation""5_tips_to_help_parents_with_the_underage_drinking_conversation" Wed, 18 Jun 2014 12:20:23 +0000 Let's face it: Talking to your teens about drinking, regardless of their age, can be difficult and awkward. We want you to know that this conversation doesn't have to be impossible, weird or fraught with tension. Chances are you're probably already finding some ways to relate to your kids, which is great. Now is the time to prepare yourself for this conversation and use this trust to open up a dialogue about alcohol. Alcohol-Vandal Health Education-University of Idaho"alcohol_vandal_health_education_university_of_idaho""alcohol_vandal_health_education_university_of_idaho" Mon, 16 Jun 2014 07:20:26 +0000 Alcohol The consequences of excessive and underage drinking affect virtually all college campuses, college communities, and college students, whether they choose to drink or not. Man arrested on suspicion of supplying alcohol that lead to crash"man_arrested_on_suspicion_of_supplying_alcohol_that_lead_to_crash""man_arrested_on_suspicion_of_supplying_alcohol_that_lead_to_crash" Fri, 13 Jun 2014 10:58:58 +0000 IDAHO FALLS, Idaho - The Bonneville County Sheriff's office arrested an Idaho Falls man it said provided alcohol to teenagers involved in a deadly traffic crash. Friends of teen from Idaho Falls who died in crash help with funeral expenses"friends_of_teen_from_idaho_falls_who_died_in_crash_help_with_funeral_expens""friends_of_teen_from_idaho_falls_who_died_in_crash_help_with_funeral_expens" Tue, 10 Jun 2014 09:09:23 +0000 Friends of a Skyline High School student who died in a car crash last week are coming together to help the family with funeral expenses. Research Report:  Teens in Cars"research_report_teens_in_cars""research_report_teens_in_cars" Thu, 05 Jun 2014 12:59:57 +0000 A new study from Safe Kids Worldwide, made possible by a grant from the General Motors Foundation, surveyed 1,000 teens to learn why more teens die in motor vehicle crashes than from any other cause of death. The report highlights why teens don’t always buckle up, explores their texting and distraction habits, and examines what teens do when they feel unsafe. Holly Mata:  Preventing underage drinking starts with you"holly_mata_preventing_underage_drinking_starts_with_you""holly_mata_preventing_underage_drinking_starts_with_you" Mon, 02 Jun 2014 08:48:17 +0000 Like most public health challenges, alcohol use and alcohol-related consequences affect everyone. But in a society where drinking is often associated with family gatherings, sports events and celebrations, it's easy to think "it's not my problem" or "they're not my kids" or "they're just having fun." Concerned About Your Own Drug or Alcohol Use?"concerned_about_your_own_drug_or_alcohol_use""concerned_about_your_own_drug_or_alcohol_use" Wed, 28 May 2014 09:24:03 +0000 Are you concerned about your own drug or alcohol use? Deciding whether you have a problem can be challenging. You may or may not need rehabilitation treatment or “rehab.” Here are 5 ways to help evaluate where you are and figure out what steps you can take toward a healthier future. The warning signs of teen drug use"the_warning_signs_of_teen_drug_use""the_warning_signs_of_teen_drug_use" Tue, 20 May 2014 10:52:26 +0000 IDAHO FALLS, Idaho - The Bonneville Youth Development Council hosted a parental drug education program Monday night at the Compass Academy in Idaho Falls. Report Exposes the Dangers of"report_exposes_the_dangers_of""report_exposes_the_dangers_of" Thu, 15 May 2014 07:15:14 +0000 (dailyRx News) Many people drink alcohol in social settings, both for fun or as a way to unwind after a hard day. But the reality of alcohol consumption across the globe can make "happy hour" seem not so happy. Common Sense Parent Tools"common_sense_parent_tools""common_sense_parent_tools" Thu, 01 May 2014 07:47:13 +0000 During spring time, end of the school year, graduations and celebrations, we face a challenge in keeping our kids safe and healthy. There are many pressures drawing youth to unhealthy behaviors with drugs, alcohol and cigarettes. The Safe Homes Smart Parties® campaign addresses these pressures and helps adults to be aware and set firm guidelines surrounding acceptable choices and behaviors, especially during this time when socializing peaks. Many Teens Drove and Drank on Prom Night"many_teens_drove_and_drank_on_prom_night""many_teens_drove_and_drank_on_prom_night" Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:45:43 +0000 For many teens past and present, a high-school prom is a significant milestone celebrated with dinner, dancing and, according to the latest poll results from Pemco Insurance, underage drinking. TEEN OPPORTUNITY!  Power of You(th)"teen_opportunity_power_of_youth""teen_opportunity_power_of_youth" Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:05:04 +0000 Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is searching for outstanding teens to lead youth across the nation to take a stand against underage drinking as part of the 2014-2015 MADD Power of You(th) National Teen Influencer Group. Ten teenagers will be selected to work closely with MADD National staff to shape and create initiatives to empower teens to not drink before 21 or ride in a car with someone who has been drinking. These youngsters will have the opportunity to develop new skills, positively influence teens across the nation, and help save lives! If you know an outstanding teenager who would like to participate this year, please have them fill out this application. Idaho State Police Alcohol Beverage Control compliance check"idaho_state_police_alcohol_beverage_control_compliance_check""idaho_state_police_alcohol_beverage_control_compliance_check" Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:48:51 +0000 LEWISTON - Idaho State Police Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC), with the assistance of the Moscow and Lewiston Police Departments, conducted alcohol age compliance checks on Friday and Saturday nights on seventy-four businesses licensed to sell alcoholic beverages in Latah, Lewis, Nez Perce, Clearwater and Idaho counties. Calling All Idaho Teens!!"calling_all_idaho_teens""calling_all_idaho_teens" Thu, 10 Apr 2014 12:40:43 +0000 Apply to be on the Teen Advisory Council The Idaho Meth Project is currently seeking eligible teen applicants to join the 2014-15 Teen Advisory Council. Idaho teens entering grades 9-12 in fall of 2014 at any public, private, or home school across the state are eligible to apply. Meet new people, receive valuable training, and have fun while making a difference! Party involving hundreds, drugs, underage drinking busted"party_involving_hundreds_drugs_underage_drinking_busted""party_involving_hundreds_drugs_underage_drinking_busted" Mon, 07 Apr 2014 08:10:19 +0000 COEUR d'ALENE - A party involving more than 250 people was busted Friday night, leading to several arrests and citations as well as the seizure of alcohol and controlled substances.