Monthly Archives: September 2015

What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About Alcohol: Binge Drinking ( how it’s done by teens – hard, fast to get drunk)

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Drinking, and particularly binge drinking, is more common among high school students and younger children than many parents may realize, and also more dangerous. A new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics focuses on binge drinking and how pediatricians should be addressing it with their young patients. As much as parents may prefer to think of it as “just drinking,” alcohol use is dangerous for the young. Drinking is associated with the three leading causes of death and serious injury in teenagers (motor vehicle accidents, homicides and suicides). Continue reading

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Parents of teen killed file lawsuit against 20-year old driver of June fatal crash in West Austin

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The parents of a 19-year-old man killed in a crash in June have filed a lawsuit blaming the driver, 20-year-old Kenneth Richmond, who was charged by Austin Police with intoxicated manslaughter. The lawsuit claims Richmond and his father, Kip Alan Richmond, were negligent. The Lopitakwongs blame Richmond for consuming alcohol while underage, driving while intoxicated and failing to control his car. Continue reading

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