Monthly Archives: January 2014

College Interventions Work! – Students can learn to drink less, if schools would offer more than quick online class, study say

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Schools can help students get their drinking under control if they’re willing to actually offer interventions and more than just generic online courses, a study finds.  Drinking remains one of the biggest health risks for college students, with 80 percent … Continue reading

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Mom starts sobriety group on Univ of Houston campus … cites study that students are drunk 10.6 hours a week

12 Keys Rehab website stated that 17 million college students consume alcohol and half of those consist of binge drinkers.  The study stated that college students spent $163 billion on alcohol. Broken down, that is an average $500 per student … Continue reading

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Myth: If I’m old enough to go to war, I should be old enough to drink … and a buster response from MADD

“Many rights have different ages of initiation. You can get a hunting license at age 12, drive at 16, vote and serve in the military at 18, serve in the U.S. House of Representatives at 25, and serve as the U.S. President at 35. Vendors, such as car rental facilities and hotels, also have set the minimum age for a person to use their services—25-years-old to rent a car and 21-years-old to rent a hotel room.” Continue reading

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18-year-old Teen Charged Intoxicated Manslaughter For Deadly South Austin Hit-And-Run Crash

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KEYE TV – January 6 2014 — A teen is facing multiple charges, including intoxication manslaughter, after a hit-and-run crash early Friday morning killed two people. Mario Ruiz-Leyva, 18, is facing seven charges for the crash that ended two lives … Continue reading

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UTPD officers take underage drinkers’ futures into account

As law enforcers on a college campus, University of Texas Police Dept. officers are highly aware of the impact alcohol charges can have on a student’s future — something the officers take into account when dealing with underage drinkers, according … Continue reading

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