Irish Alcohol Consumption Tragedy

Some parents are more lenient when it comes to their children experimenting and even using drugs or alcohol. Some parents allow their teens to have a drink at the dinner table or even allow their child to go to social gatherings where they have a pretty good idea that drugs and alcohol may be involv... [More]

Presidential Alcohol Awareness - Part 4

As the 20th Century began to unfold and the United States was flooded with new immigrants, the attitude of a strong majority of people was to sour on alcohol consumption.  This 4-part series on the history of “presidential drinking.”  If you care to go back part 1, part 2 or pa... [More]

Presidential Alcohol Awareness - Part 3

As the title suggests, this is the third part in a 4-part series on the history of “presidential drinking.”  Part one dealt with the drinking habits of the Founding Fathers while part two looked at presidents up through Civil War hero-President Ulysses S. Grant.  In this instal... [More]

Presidential Alcohol Awareness - Part 2

How much do our nation’s presidents drink?  That is a question often asked by the students in my alcohol awareness classes.  This is the second in a 4-part series of articles looking at the role played by alcohol in the lives of America’s Commanders in Chief.  In the first... [More]

Presidential Alcohol Awareness - Part 1

Hail to the Chief! Leadership, by definition, starts at the top.  If the person at the top is a poor leader, the rest will follow.  When looking at the leadership of the United States of America, the image of the president sits at the top.  I firmly believe the president as a leader ... [More]

Alcohol Awareness Today at a Concert

As I stood waiting for a concert to start last night a thought came to mind.  I decided to ask the group of 20-somethings what they thought about “Alcohol Awareness Month.” Of course the initial reaction from the gents was to crack a joke as they took a huge pull on their schooner o... [More]

Alcohol Awareness Common Sense, Please?

What is happening in the world? Earlier this week a 57-year-old bus driver was arrested for DUI and having a loaded handgun next to the driver’s seat, and on April 8th a 57- year-old teacher was arrested for being drunk in class. Anne Keller was substituting at Westlake High in Westlake, Ohio... [More]

Pimping for Beer

If you are a male and over the age of 14 and under the age of 30, there is a better than even chance that you have been involved in pimping alcohol. Pimping alcohol is having someone over 21 buy you alcohol, or ion the other side of the coin, you buy alcohol for anyone you know to be under 21. Whic... [More]

Bus Drivers Need Alcohol Awareness Too

DUI is a very serious offense.>One would like to think it doesn’t matter the circumstance – all DUI cases are the same. While I will agree there is no good excuse for a DUI, I will say there is variable severity of the DUI offense. Case in point – dateline Cache County Utah. Ye... [More]