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  • The Sobering Statistics of Underage Drunk Driving February 8, 2018
    Drivers under the age of 21 represent about 10% of licensed drivers in the U.S. but are responsible for 17% of fatal alcohol-involved crashes. Those are some sobering statistics given that these drivers can’t even legally purchase alcohol. The Dangers of Underage Drinking & Driving According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism […]
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  • Problem Drinking on the Rise for Older Adults February 6, 2018
    Recent research is bringing to light a troubling trend in alcohol abuse: A spike in late-in-life, high-risk drinking. Problem drinking is on the rise among older Americans, according to a recent study by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). The number of adults 65 and older who engaged in high-risk drinking increased […]
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  • Report Calls for Higher Taxes, Lower BAC to Reduce DWI Deaths February 1, 2018
    In January the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released “Getting to zero alcohol-impaired driving fatalities: A comprehensive approach to a persistent problem.” The consensus report—produced by an interdisciplinary committee of researchers in public health, medicine, policy, and health sciences and supported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)—calls for states and the […]
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  • Super Bowl LII: Game Planning for a Sober Ride Home January 30, 2018
    On February 4, more than 66,200 people will converge on U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota to witness the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots battle for the title of World Champions. Millions more will be watching on TV. According to Nielsen, 111.3 million people watched Super Bowl LI last year, making it the […]
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  • Judge John S. Kennedy Leaves Behind a Legacy in York County, PA January 22, 2018
    After serving 22 years on the bench, the Honorable John S. Kennedy has called it a career. Though he may have stepped down as Common Pleas Judge for Pennsylvania’s 19th Judicial District, he’s leaving behind a legacy—one of changed lives. Shortly after beginning his judicial career, Kennedy attended a conference on drug courts that would […]
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  • “Because Hangovers Suck” Speaks to Millennial Drinkers January 8, 2018
    Hangovers suck, as does waking up with regrets the morning after drinking. That’s the message a Michigan-based grassroots organization, Better Drinking Culture (BDC), is using in an attempt to promote healthier attitudes towards drinking. Jason Ley, CEO of Better Drinking Culture, claims that the common idioms “drink responsibly” and “don’t drink and drive” are not […]
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  • With Thanksgiving DUIs Up, What Does That Mean for the Rest of the Season? December 15, 2017
    If Thanksgiving is any indication, holiday DUI arrests can be expected to rise. Despite the repeated efforts of both law enforcement and private agencies to educate the public on the dangers and consequences of drunk driving, alcohol misuse during the holidays continues to trend upward. DUI arrests on the rise this Thanksgiving season Several states […]
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  • Will An Alcohol Tax Break Hurt Drunk Driving Efforts? December 8, 2017
    As Congress works to reconcile the House and Senate versions of the proposed tax changes, policy analysts predict one item likely to survive the discussion is a tax cut on beer, wine, and spirits. The Senate version of the tax bill lowers federal excise taxes on alcoholic beverages to varying degrees, including a 50% drop […]
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  • Drinking legally at 19? Wisconsin is considering it December 6, 2017
    Could lowering the legal drinking age reduce binge drinking among younger drinkers, particularly those in college? Three Wisconsin state legislators seem to think so. The proposed bill, sponsored by Republican representatives Adam Jarchow, Cindi Duchow, and Rob Swearingen would reduce the legal drinking age in Wisconsin to 19. By lowering the minimum age, Jarchow insists […]
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  • New Kentucky Program Seeks to Curb Repeat DUI Offenses November 21, 2017
    Since 2011, Jefferson County—home of Louisville, Kentucky’s largest city—has averaged 4,260 DUI charges annually. In 2016 alone, Jefferson District Court saw a total of 2,383 DUIs, of which, 22% were repeat offenses. This summer, the county implemented its Continuous Alcohol Monitoring Program (CAMP), which seeks to save lives and reduce recidivism among high-risk DUI offenders […]
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