Binge Drinking Your Memory Away

We all know the dangers of alcohol. There is virtually no part of the body that alcohol cannot affect. The most recent study continues to show the dangers of binge drinking, most specifically among youths. Binge drinking is very popular among college students in the United States. It also... [More]

The Dangers of Alcohol and Energy Drinks

The Extra Boost is Harmful to Your Health As a counselor for both in person and online alcohol awareness courses, I hear my students talk about the new trend of combining alcohol with caffinated energy drinks such as Red Bull. since I haven't drank alcohol in many years, I wanted to comprehend how ... [More]

Minors Learn the Dangers of Underage Drinking

Beware of the Grim Reaper Given that today is Friday the 13th and Americans are a superstitious bunch, I think a recent idea to use The Grim Reaper to help promote awareness of the dangers of drinking and driving is apropos. North Muskegon High School in Michigan were treated to a creative way to ... [More]

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]

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]

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]

Tapping Into Alcohol Revenue in College

It may come as a surprise to some of you to know that many of the students I teach in my alcohol awareness classes and minor in possession classes also are taking courses at the local colleges and universities.  Yes, it appears many college-age people wind up getting into alcohol-related troubl... [More]

How to Find your State's Minor in Possession Laws

Often when students attend one of our minor in possession classes, they or their parents aren't sure what laws were actually broken. They know that underage drinking is "illegal" but what specifically is restricted by state laws, they aren't totally sure of. Sometimes this can be quite helpful to kn... [More]