Alcohol Awareness Class Stops Graduate from Dumb Decision

It is not every day that I receive a message from a former student. The former student (“Judy”) in question was a 19-year-old soon to be a sophomore at a major university. This student had been in my class after getting a minor in possession (MIP) violation. She was a good kid who had b... [More]

Virginia and Maryland Enact Alcohol Laws

Lawmakers are sure keeping busy in Maryland and Virginia these days. Many of these new laws deal with alcohol. Alcohol-related laws in Maryland and Virginia are among hundreds in both states that were signed this year. Underage drivers in Virginia face tougher penalties for drunken driving, Virgini... [More]

Alcohol Awareness Tips for Safe Teen Functions

Adolescence is one of the most frightening times for a parent. This is where peers have as much or more influence over our children’s behavior than any other time in their lives. It also is the time they feel indestructible and are exposed to a variety of life-changing and life-threatening sit... [More]

Katy Perry Sends Wrong Alcohol Awareness Message

There is no doubt Katy Perry is a talented performer. The wife of current Hollywood front man Russell Brand is currently on tour for her breakthrough album “California Dreams.” While it is nice to hear that the young Diva takes good care of herself on the road – no alcohol, coffee... [More]

Video Game Has Good Alcohol Awareness Message for Kids!

It is not too often that you hear adults espousing the benefits of playing a video game. It is less frequent to hear educators not only condone but promote the playing of video games in the classroom. But that is just what is happening at various schools around the country with a video game that pro... [More]

Mumbai Trying to Join World’s Drinking Elite?

Question – how old should a person be before they are legally allowed to drink and purchase alcoholic beverages?  In the United States of course the age is 21.  In Europe the age is 18. In India it has just been increased to 25! The rule has attracted strong reactions from all secti... [More]

Alcohol Education Works!

Everyone always likes a little good news.  When it comes to studies, surveys and statistics related to alcohol, the findings generally are somewhat terrifying. Alcohol Awareness Classes Are Working This is why I would like you to be aware of a recent survey by the Office of Alcohol & Othe... [More]

Underage Drinking By The Numbers

Those of you who follow this blog regularly know that I am a tireless supporter for education on underage drinking.  This is especially true this time of year.  If this looks familiar it is.  I figured you might also like to take a look at some of the current figures regarding underag... [More]

Underage Drinking at the Prom

Those of you who follow this blog regularly know that I am a tireless supporter for education on underage drinking.  This is especially true this time of year. Prom night is supposed to be one of the highlights of high school  It certainly was for me.  Unfortunately underage drinking... [More]

Students Against Destructive Driving

This is a dangerous time of year for high school students – especially those who drink alcohol.  Underage drinking is at record levels right now with no signs of slowing down. Most of you have heard of the group MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving), but have you heard of SADD? Guess What... [More]