Monthly Archives: May 2015

School is out soon; time for parents to plan safe and healthy summer for teens by preventing underage drinking

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School will be out soon and time for summer vacation. The Greater Austin Underage Drinking Prevention Council (GAUDPC) reminds youth and parents to take time to sit down and talk about underage drinking risks that may result from extra free time and lack of school or parental supervision. Summertime is a time for make friends, fun activities and more free time. However, poor choices made by teens mixing in peer pressure and availability of alcohol can derail a teen’s life in many ways. Continue reading

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How Texas College Students Are Using Yoga And Tailgating To Stay Sober; UT Austin’s Center for Students in Recovery

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UT Austin has invested over the past decade in expanding services for students in recovery as part of a growing movement on college campuses nationwide. UT Austin began its Center for Students For Recovery, or CSR, in 2004. The program isn’t designed to get students sober — there are other treatment options for that. Rather, these programs are geared toward students who have sought and received treatment, and who may now need help staying sober, focusing on their studies and finding the social support they need to thrive in college and beyond. They provide a support group for addicts dealing with the unique pressures of student life that other, more generalized 12-step programs aren’t necessarily set up to address. Continue reading

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72 fake IDs found, minors ticketed as undercover Austin Police checking for fake IDs in downtown Austin

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An undercover sting involving APD and the TABC in downtown Austin ended with approximately 72 people cited on Thursday night alone. Officers stand next to bouncers to check IDs that appear to be false. The officer will then identify himself if the ID is fake, and ask the person how old they are. If someone admits they are underage, they are escorted to a central citation area off Sixth Street and receive a Class C Misdemeanor ticket. If someone continues to lie about their age and the ID is proven to be false, officers can then issue a ticket for Failure to Identify, a Class B Misdemeanor. The overall goal is to keep roads safer and cut down on crime. Continue reading

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Banning alcohol to deal with fraternity misconduct; better grades, fewer insurance claims

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Studies over the years have shown that fraternity members are more likely to drink and have alcohol-related problems than non-frat peers. So could a ban on alcohol policy at a fraternity be a good idea? One fraternity thought so. Phi Delta Theta, has found a way to significantly reduce the number of incidents among its members: banning alcohol. Fraternity saw average GPA of its students rose from 2.7 to 3.1 Continue reading

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Austin man charged with intoxicated manslaughter following deadly wrong-way crash in Parmer Lane

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — A wrong-way wreck on East Parmer Lane over the weekend left one driver dead and another charged with intoxication manslaughter. Police say Herman Choc, 30, had a blood alcohol level of 0.20 — well above the 0.08 legal … Continue reading

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