Stories about: binge drinking

Back to school: college drinking concerns

tapsIt was recently reported that the University of New Hampshire is considering offering an amnesty program for underage students caught drinking on campus, in an effort to reduce alcohol related injury on school grounds. Those who support the program say students are drinking anyway, if the fear of suspension is removed they may be less inclined to be left alone when drunk, thereby reducing the risk of injury.

Researchers at Children’s Hospital Boston disagree. A recently released study by the Children’s Center for Adolescent Substance Abuse Research (CeASAR) shows colleges with strictly enforced alcohol policies have fewer cases of underage drinking and dangerous binge drinking.

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Health headlines: Binge drinking, Wii workout games and CPR

young girl playing WiiOther stories we’ve been reading:

Read one father’s story on how he became an advocate for safer teen driving. Check out these safe driving tips for your teen. [Read about the dangers of drowsy driving.]

Advertising guilt doesn’t curb binge drinking. Teen alcohol and marijuana use is on the rise. [A recent teen drug survey predicted this.] Young people who smoke marijuana for long periods of time are more likely to risk psychosis.

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