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USA: 40 Sports Stars Whose Vices Ruined Their Careers

Sonntag 14. August 2011 von htm

Drugs, alcohol and gambling are all vices that have ruined the lives of athletes. Even the greatest and most talented players in the world have succumbed to these vices, which inhibit their ability to play and drain them financially.
The vices may be different, but the outcome is generally the same: Athletes that get caught up in these worlds ruin their careers and never live up to their potential.
Here are the athletes that had their playing and coaching days cut short and ruined perfectly good careers. … (Source: Join Together, 08/12/11) bleacherreport.com, 08/8/11

Kategorie: Addiction, adults, Allgemein, Binge Drinking, consumption, Global, Health, Other Drugs, Personalities, Publications, Research, societal effects, Sports, Statistics, Workplace | Keine Kommentare »

USA: Alcohol Abuse Has Doubled in Army in Past Five Years

Montag 8. August 2011 von htm

…Official Says
The rate of alcohol abuse among soldiers has doubled in the past five years, says Dr. Les McFarling, Director of the Army Substance Abuse Program. McFarling attributes the rise to the stress of serving in wars, readjusting to life at home and then repeating the cycle, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. He says about 13,000 soldiers were treated for substance abuse in 2010—most of them for alcohol. …
The Army announced last month it is trying to fill 130 substance-abuse counselor positions by October 1. The Army Substance Abuse Program is looking for professionals to help substance-impaired soldiers who have the potential to continue military service. (Source: Join Together, 8/8/11)

Kategorie: Addiction, adults, Allgemein, Global, Research, societal effects, Statistics, Workplace | Keine Kommentare »

Finland: Alcohol locks on all public school transport

Donnerstag 4. August 2011 von htm

The use of alcohol locks became mandatory as of Monday for all authorized vehicles taking children to school and daycare. An alcohol lock prevents a car from starting if a breathalyzer test shows the driver is over the legal limit.
The use of alcohol locks is from now on required in school and daycare transportation that has been organized by the municipality, the school or public facility, or is otherwise supported by the state or the municipality. … (Source: Alcohol Reports, 08/1/11)yle.fi, 08/1/11

Kategorie: Allgemein, Children, Driving under the Influence, Global, Prevention, Transportation, Workplace, Youth | Keine Kommentare »

USA: Effects of an alcohol intervention on drinking among female college students…

Dienstag 26. Juli 2011 von htm

… with and without a recent history of sexual violence.
Alcohol misuse among college students is a significant public health problem that can have negative long-term implications. One important correlate of problem drinking among college female populations is sexual violence. The current study investigated: (1) past year sexual violence and its association with alcohol consumption and related psychosocial variables (stress, coping, and mental health); and (2) whether the impact of an alcohol intervention was different for college women with a history of sexual violence compared to those without such a history. … (Source: Alcohol Reports, 07/24/11)

Kategorie: Allgemein, Binge Drinking, consumption, Global, Prevention, Research, societal effects, Violence and crimes, Workplace, Youth | Keine Kommentare »

Pre-Teen Alcohol Use as a Risk Factor for Victimization and Perpetration of Bullying

Donnerstag 14. Juli 2011 von htm

We examined the association between pre-teen alcohol use initiation and the victimization and perpetration of bullying among middle and high school students in Georgia. …
Pre-teen alcohol use initiation is an important risk factor for both the perpetration and victimization of bullying among boys and girls in Georgia. Increased efforts to delay and reduce early alcohol use through clinical interventions, education and policies may also positively impact other health risk behaviors, including bullying. (Source: Alcohol Reports, 07/12/11)

Kategorie: Allgemein, Children, consumption, Education, Global, Prevention, Research, societal effects, Workplace, Youth | Keine Kommentare »

Use and Correlates of Protective Drinking Behaviors During the Transition to College

Montag 20. Juni 2011 von htm

Analysis of a National Samplestar.
This study examined patterns and correlates of protective drinking behaviors among incoming first-year college students.
Incoming first-year students (N = 76,882) from 258 colleges across the U.S. provided baseline data on demographics, drinking practices, and protective behaviors as part of a web-based alcohol education program. Across the several colleges, responses to protective behavior questions were collected from seven weeks before the start of the school year to five weeks after. …
Conclusions: College students increase risky drinking after the start of school while progressively using fewer behaviors that might mitigate the consequences of drinking. (Source: Alcohol Reports, 06/18/11) sciencedirect.com, 06/15/11

Kategorie: Allgemein, Binge Drinking, consumption, Education, Global, Health, Prevention, Research, Statistics, Workplace, Youth | Keine Kommentare »

Scotland: Alcohol’s harm to others conference – Beyond the drinker

Samstag 11. Juni 2011 von htm

Our “Alcohol’s harm to others” conference took place on 3 June in Edinburgh. Around 100 delegates attended to hear from expert speakers and workshop leaders on the impact of excessive drinking on people other than the drinker, with a particular focus on children and young people.
Presentations can be downloaded below and the conference report will be available soon. (Source: Alcohol Reports, 06/10/11)

Kategorie: Addiction, Allgemein, Children, consumption, Driving under the Influence, Events, Global, Health, morbidity, mortality, Parents, Research, Social Costs, societal effects, Statistics, Violence and crimes, Workplace | Keine Kommentare »

In-School Drug and Alcohol Abuse Clinic Opens in New York State

Freitag 10. Juni 2011 von htm

A public high school in Long Island, New York is opening an in-house drug and alcohol abuse clinic. According to Daytop Treatment Services, which will run the clinic, it is the first such facility in New York State and possibly in the United States.
Reuters reports that the clinic is opening in response to a jump in substance abuse among students. It will be housed at the William Floyd High School in Mastic Beach, NY, and will open in August. The clinic will provide counseling, but will not dispense methadone or other medications. (Source: Join Together, 06/09/11)

Kategorie: Addiction, Allgemein, Children, Education, Global, Health, Prevention, Treatment, Workplace, Youth | Keine Kommentare »

To drink or not to drink: Motives and expectancies for use and nonuse in adolescence

Sonntag 5. Juni 2011 von htm

Drinking motives have a prominent role in cognitive models of adolescent and adult alcohol decision-making … The complementary construct of motivation not to drink has received less attention. …
We examined how abstinence motives interacted with drinking motives and alcohol expectancies to predict alcohol consumption in samples of US high school students (N > 2,500).
Nondrinking motives predicted lower rates of lifetime and current alcohol use. Motives not to drink interacted with specific drinking motives, like social and coping motives, and alcohol expectancies to predict certain aspects of drinking behavior. For example, motives not to drink had the greatest impact on youth with weaker social motivations.
Findings highlight the distinction between motives not to drink and other alcohol-related cognitions in predicting adolescent alcohol consumption.
This work not only supports the utility of this construct in developing models of youth alcohol-related decision-making but also has implications for prevention programming. (Source: Alcohol Reports, 06/04/11)

Kategorie: Allgemein, consumption, Education, Global, Health, Prevention, Publications, Research, Statistics, Workplace, Youth | Keine Kommentare »

The relevance of societal factors in the association between social roles and alcohol use among mothers in 16 industrialised countries

Mittwoch 1. Juni 2011 von htm

Housewife or working mum – each to her own?
Aims: To investigate whether differences in gender-income equity at country level explain national differences in the links between alcohol use, and the combination of motherhood and paid labour.
Conclusion: In countries which facilitate working mothers, daily alcohol use decreases as female social roles increase; in contrast, in countries where there are fewer incentives for mothers to remain in work, the protective effect of being a working mother (with partner) on alcohol use is weaker. These data suggest that a country’s investment in measures to improve the compatibility of motherhood and paid labour may reduce women’s alcohol use. (Source: Alcohol Reports, 05/30/11) onlinelibrary.wiley.com, 2011

Kategorie: adults, Allgemein, consumption, Gender, Global, Research, societal effects, Statistics, Workplace | Keine Kommentare »

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