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US Colleges Band Together to Fight High-Risk Drinking

Donnerstag 5. Mai 2011 von htm

Fourteen colleges and universities announced this week they have banded together to fight binge drinking. The institutions, including Dartmouth, Cornell, Duke, Boston University, Northwestern, Princeton and Stanford, plan to test and measure new strategies and share their results with other colleges.
The initiative, called the Learning Collaborative on High-Risk Drinking, will begin meeting this summer. Dartmouth President, Jim Yong Kim, says he hopes at least 20 colleges will be a part of the collaborative by then, The Washington Post reports. (Source: Join Together, 5/4/11)

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

USA: Meetings set college alcohol policies

Freitag 11. März 2011 von htm

ll residential colleges held mandatory meetings on Monday night to discuss each college’s response to the recent campus-wide moratorium on hard alcohol and to inform students about the circumstances that led up to the administrative action.
Each college was given the freedom to specify its own enforcement policies, definition of a private party and other aspects of moratorium that were mentioned in the letter from Dean of Undergraduates John Hutchinson on Feb. 24. (Source: Google Alcohol News, 03/11/11) media.www.ricethresher.org, 03/11/11

Kategorie: Allgemein, consumption, Education, Events, Global, Legal Drinking Age, Prevention, Workplace, Youth | Keine Kommentare »

USA: Participants Exposed To ‚Fan Cans‘ Find Beer Consumption Less Dangerous

Sonntag 14. November 2010 von htm

Underage and heavy drinking on college campuses continue to be issues for college administrators. While some campuses, such as the University of Missouri, have made strides in efforts to reduce heavy drinking on campus, administrators are continually trying to educate students about the risks of excessive drinking. Now, two MU psychologists have found that students who viewed images of beer cans packaged and displayed in university colors believed that drinking beer was less dangerous than those students who saw images of regular beer cans. …(Source: Medical News Today, 11/13/10)

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No Phoolin‘: Four Loko’s Phusion Projects Wants ‚Responsible Drinking‘

Donnerstag 11. November 2010 von htm

Phusion Projects, LLC, which makes the alcoholic energy drink Four Loko — known to college students as „blackout in a can“ — has suddenly gotten „serious“ about alcohol abuse and underage drinking on college campuses.
On Nov. 4, company founders sent a letter to about 300 college presidents, deans, and alcohol counselors with information about its products. They offered to help subsidize alcohol education programming, and sought to work with college representatives to address alcohol abuse and underage drinking, which they described as “both a fundamental priority and an ultimate responsibility that we share with the entire alcoholic beverage industry.” … (Source: Join Together, 11/10/10)

Kategorie: Addiction, Alcohol industry, Alcopops, Allgemein, Binge Drinking, Global, Health, Parliaments / Governments, Politics, Prevention, Watchdogs, Workplace, Youth | Keine Kommentare »

Colleges Not Meeting Guidelines To Limit Alcohol Access

Dienstag 27. Juli 2010 von htm

While many have implicated heavy student drinking in recent disturbances even tragedies on college campuses, few schools and communities have united successfully in curbing alcohol access, a new study suggests. For instance, news reports described a history of hard drinking by the University of Virginia lacrosse player charged with murdering his former girlfriend in May. Administrators perceive student drinking as a major concern, but they focus a lot on individual interventions and campus-based alcohol restrictions, and not enough on toughening community policies, said Toben Nelson, Sc.D., a study author and University of Minnesota researcher. (Source: Medical News Today, 7/21/10)

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USA: College Official: Don’t Ask Us to Solve Student Drinking

Dienstag 15. Juni 2010 von htm

Binge and underage drinking are societal problems that college officials can’t be expected to solve, according to a speaker at the annual meeting of the American College Health Association (ACHA).
USA Today reported June 4 that Edward P. Ehlinger, head of the Boynton Health Service at the University of Minnesota, said that current efforts to combat dangerous drinking among college students aren’t working. „I don’t think the problem of alcohol is an underage problem. It is not a college or university problem,“ he said. „I think alcohol is a community problem — it is a societal problem.“ (Source: Join Together, 6/11/10) with our online comment

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USA: ‚Icing‘ Drinking Game Goes Viral

Donnerstag 10. Juni 2010 von htm

Smirnoff Denies Responsibility
From college campuses across the U.S. to Twitter, Facebook, and blogs, „icing“ has become the first viral drinking game of the modern era, the New York Times reported June 8.
A modification of „tag“ involving alcohol, players „ice“ one another by handing off a warm Smirnoff Ice malt beverage, which must then be consumed on one knee immediately, regardless of the setting. The only way to avoid being „iced“ is if the target also has a Smirnoff Ice in their possession – in which case the attacker must consume both drinks in the same fashion.
Thanks to social media and websites like BrosIcingBros.com, the fad has spread almost overnight, even targeting celebrities like Coolio and rock band The National. (Source: Join Together, 6/9/10)

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Colleges Step Up Parental Notification of Alcohol Incidents

Montag 1. März 2010 von htm

A growing number of colleges are alerting parents whenever their children under age 21 are involved in alcohol-related incidents at school. Previously, schools like Virginia Tech would only inform parents if the student’s alcohol use resulted in arrest or a hospital visit. …Colleges also have realized that parents can be very effective in changing student drinking behavior. „Students are more concerned about their parents being notified than they are of the legal consequences,“ said Edward Spencer, vice president for student affairs at Virginia Tech. (Source: Join Together, 2/26/10)

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Colleges Need to Target High-Risk Binge Drinkers

Montag 21. Dezember 2009 von htm

Environmental prevention strategies need to be coupled with interventions targeting high-risk individuals to effectively combat campus binge drinking, according to researchers from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.
Researchers said that half a million college students in the U.S. suffered injuries each year as a result of binge drinking. Many of those injuries are suffered by frequent, heavy drinkers, up to 40 percent of whom have been injured due to drinking, according to the study. (Source: Join Together, 12/18/09)

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

USA: Breath Tests to Curb Rowdy Behavior at Football Games

Montag 23. November 2009 von htm

The University of Wisconsin and the University of Minnesota are requiring season-ticket holders with a history of alcohol offenses to submit to game-day breath tests in order to attend future football games, the New York Times reported Nov. 19. (Source: Join Together, 11/20/09)

Kategorie: Allgemein, Global, Prevention, Sports, Youth | Keine Kommentare »

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