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  • Is Australia’s “Drinking. Do It Properly.” Campaign Really Proper? March 26, 2014
    Australia is known for unique public education campaigns to reduce drink driving and alcohol abuse. Victoria Province’s Transport Accident Commission is famous for its emotionally-charged commercials that show graphic depictions of crashes. Its 20-year anniversary video has been viewed nearly 16 million times on YouTube alone. But a new social media campaign […]
    Alison Betts
  • Alcohol Monitoring Grants Available for Veterans Treatment Courts March 6, 2014
    Alcohol misuse and abuse pose significant risks for U.S. Military Veterans and are often central issues for Veterans who become involved in the criminal justice system. Over 80% of justice-involved Veterans had a substance abuse issue prior to incarceration, and many Veterans report alcohol as their substance of choice. Continuous Alcohol Monitoring (CAM) is […]
  • Drinking Game #NekNominate Goes Viral on Social Media March 3, 2014
    From reading updates from friends and family to watching cute cat videos, Americans spend on average over 3 hours a day on social media. And that’s why a dangerous new meme is causing such a stir. The drinking game “NekNominate” is sweeping Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and other social media outlets throughout Australia, the U.K., and […] The post Drinking Ga […]
    Alison Betts
  • Infographic: How Much Do College Students Drink? February 10, 2014
    As college students around the country settle in for the spring semester, a new infographic from 12Keys provides an interesting picture of the role alcohol plays on campus. Big Drinking on Campus In 2012, an estimated 21.6 million students enrolled in fall classes and 80% of them had an alcoholic drink at some point. Of […] The post Infographic: How Much Do […]
    Courtney Gordner
  • Funding for Public Safety & Victim Services in Tribal Communities February 3, 2014
    The U.S. Department of Justice is accepting applications for funding to improve public safety and victim services in Tribal communities. Federally-recognized Tribes and Tribal consortia may apply for funds to develop a comprehensive and coordinated approach to public safety and victimization issues. DOJ’s existing Tribal government-specific programs are incl […]
    Mindy Huddleston
  • Federal Funding Opportunity for Drug Courts January 21, 2014
    The U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance, is accepting applications for the competitive 2014 Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program. Grants are intended to establish or enhance drug court services, coordination, offender management, and recovery support services. The funds will provide resources to state, […]
    Mindy Huddleston
  • RAND Study Looks at Military Contractors and Alcohol Misuse January 13, 2014
    For a significant number of veterans, alcohol misuse is one legacy of their military service. In 2006, 1.8 million veterans of any age met the criteria for having a substance abuse disorder. And in 2010, the VA saw 362,737 veterans who had been diagnosed for an alcohol abuse problem. But a new study from the […] The post RAND Study Looks at Military Contract […]
    Kathleen Brown
  • The 6 Most Innovative Anti-Drunk Driving Tactics of 2013 December 30, 2013
    As 2013 winds to a close, we’re looking back at some of the year’s most unique approaches to addressing impaired driving. Running the spectrum from serious to off-the-wall creative, these campaigns and tactics made us take notice: 1. YouTube DUI confession. In September, Matthew Cordle posted an online video to confess to causing a drunk driving […] The post […]
  • Minnesota Supreme Court to Look at “Necessary Drunk Driving” Defense December 20, 2013
    A Minnesota woman is appealing her 2011 careless driving charge to that state’s Supreme Court on the basis that driving drunk was her only option to flee from domestic violence. Jennifer and Jason Axelberg were drinking with friends at a rural resort when they began to argue. The argument escalated when they returned to their […] The post Minnesota Supreme C […]
    Kathleen Brown
  • “Too Rich” Defense? Teen Blames “Affluenza” for Drunk Driving December 18, 2013
    Last week a Texas judge handed down what many see as a light sentence to a teen who was behind the wheel in a deadly drunk driving crash. The boy’s defense: He is too rich to know right from wrong. Sixteen-year-old Ethan Couch was driving nearly twice the speed limit with a BAC three times […] The post “Too Rich” Defense? Teen Blames “Affluenza” for Drunk Dr […]

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