Alkoholpolitik und Volksgesundheit

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 »

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 »

Binge Drinking Associated with Impaired Memory in College Students

Samstag 21. Mai 2011 von htm

Binge drinking appears to hamper young adults’ ability to perform simple language and memory tests, a new study shows. The research suggests that drinking large quantities of alcohol in a short period may have an effect on the region of the brain involved in learning.
CNN reports that the study involved 122 college students between the ages of 18 and 20, about half of whom said they were binge drinkers. The other half drank alcohol moderately. All of the students performed learning and memory tests. First, they read lists of words and tried to remember as many as they could. Then they heard two stories and tried to retell them as accurately as they could. … (Source: Join Together, 5/17/11)

Kategorie: Allgemein, Binge Drinking, Education, Global, Research, Workplace, Youth | Keine Kommentare »

USA: Alcohol, drug charges rare for college students

Sonntag 27. Februar 2011 von htm

College students caught breaking drug or alcohol laws often don’t face serious legal consequences. More often, they are sent through campus judicial systems.
David Gayle, a 19-year-old Virginia Tech student, died in September when he fell while trying to climb from a balcony to an apartment roof while intoxicated. Nineteen-year-old Laura Treanor, a sophomore at George Washington University, died from alcohol poisoning in 2009. And in 2002, Daniel Reardon, 19, died a week after going into a whiskey-induced coma during a pledging event at a University of Maryland fraternity.
The tragic consequences of heavy drinking have been felt at several local colleges. But serious legal consequences for students who binge drink and use drugs are rare. (Source: Google Alcohol News, 02/27/11)
Washington Examiner, 02/26/11

Kategorie: Allgemein, Availability, Binge Drinking, consumption, Education, Global, Health, Legal Drinking Age, mortality, Other Drugs, Prevention, Statistics, Youth | Keine Kommentare »

USA: Energy Drinks Linked to Alcohol Problems

Mittwoch 17. November 2010 von htm

Caffeinated alcoholic beverages such as Four Loko have come under fire from lawmakers and public health officials in recent weeks, following reports of hospitalizations and even some deaths tied to the potent drinks.
Now, a new study suggests that combining caffeine and alcohol can pose a risk to young people even when the substances aren’t mixed in the same can or cup. College students who consume nonalcoholic energy drinks such as Red Bull at least once a week are more than twice as likely as their peers to show signs of alcohol dependence, including withdrawal symptoms and an inability to cut back on drinking, according to the study. (Source: Google Alcohol News, 11/17/10) health.com, 11/16/10

Kategorie: Alcohol industry, Alcopops, Allgemein, Global, Health, Research, Workplace, Youth | Keine Kommentare »

ALERT! Tell FDA to Ban Dangerous Acoholic Energy Drinks Now!

Dienstag 9. November 2010 von htm

This week, CNN, CBS, and NBC covered recent disturbing events involving partying teenagers getting sick after consuming alcoholic energy drinks: sweet, high-alcohol, caffeinated, beverages, now dubbed „black-out in a can.“
After throwing up and passing out, college students are winding up in hospital emergency rooms while the federal government delays action.
Meanwhile, the manufacturers refuse to take any responsibility and continue to aggressively market these dangerous products nationwide.
Last November, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration launched an investigation into the safety of adding caffeine to alcohol. After nearly a year, what are they waiting for?
Tell the head of the FDA, Commissioner Margaret Hamburg (a medical doctor), and her boss, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius that it’s time to ban these products once and for all. (Source: Marin Institute, 11/08/10) Take Action!

Kategorie: Advertising, Alcohol industry, Alcopops, Alerts, Allgemein, Global, Politics, Prevention, Watchdogs | Keine Kommentare »

New Trend on Campus? ‚Drunkorexia‘

Mittwoch 27. Oktober 2010 von htm

What the heck is „drunkorexia?“ That’s when you cut down on food calories and replace them with alcohol, a practice that some college students engage in, according to the Denver Post.
Experts don’t like the term „drunkorexia“ much, but seem resigned to it: Dr. Kenneth L. Weiner, who directs Denver’s Eating Recovery Center, said, „The term ‚drunkorexia‘ is not my favorite, but as it brings awareness to the problem, it’s probably fine.“ (Source: Join Together, 10/26/10)

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USA: Doctors Say Alcoholic Energy Drinks Dangerous

Dienstag 26. Oktober 2010 von htm

Some doctors are saying drinks that combine alcohol with caffeine should be banned because they’re dangerous, ABC News reported Oct. 20.
Marketed in large, colorful cans under names like Four Loko, Joose, and Torque, the drinks are popular among college students. The 23.5-ounce canned drinks can contain 12 percent alcohol and 156 milligrams of caffeine, and have encountered increasing criticism. Attorneys general in more than one state are concerned that they’re being marketed to minors, a New Jersey college banned them, and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is deciding whether or not the drinks are legal. (Source: Join Together, 10/26/10)

Kategorie: Alcopops, Allgemein, Binge Drinking, Global, Health, Politics, Prevention, Youth | Keine Kommentare »

Increased Alcohol Traffic-Risk Among College Students

Mittwoch 2. Juni 2010 von htm

Increase In Alcohol-Related Traffic-Risk Behaviors Among College Students At Age 21.
Alcohol-impaired driving and associated motor-vehicle accidents are a major public-health problem. National studies have shown that approximately 25 percent of college students report that they have driven while intoxicated in the past month, and an even greater percentage report having driven after having any amount of alcohol and/or ridden with a driver believed intoxicated. A new study on how these behaviors may change as students move through their college years has found that prevalence and frequency of alcohol-related traffic-risk behaviors took a significant upturn when students turned 21 years old. (Source: Medical News Today, 6/1/10)

Kategorie: Allgemein, Driving under the Influence, Global, Research, Youth | Keine Kommentare »

Research On College Students‘ Drinking Beliefs And Behavior

Donnerstag 19. November 2009 von htm

Unrealistic optimism about drinking behavior can lead to later alcohol-related problems, according to research published in the current issue of Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin (PSPB), the official monthly journal of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.
Researchers interviewed 800 college students several times over the course of two years about whether their drinking resulted in hangovers, memory loss or trouble with police. They found that those who believed that they had a smaller chance than other students of having a drinking problem were actually the ones most likely to later experience problems. (Source: Medical News Today, 11/18/09)

Kategorie: Addiction, Allgemein, Global, Health, Research, Youth | Keine Kommentare »

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