Monthly Archives: October 2015

Bid Farewell: Why Millennials Are Abandoning the Nightclub Nightlife Around the World

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There’s a massive trend brewing in America’s nightlife scene. The attendance of nightclubs and bars have been on a steady decline for the past several years. Nightclubs left and right are going out of business with nightclubsseveral others being threatened to close their doors. There have been massive declines of profit as well as overall revenue. Continue reading

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Student’s long history of underage drinking, binge drinking and blacking out finally comes to end

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I’m now 26 and seven years sober. But that morning in April 2008, I was a college freshman with a serious drinking problem. Six years earlier I had followed my older brother into our parents’ liquor cabinet and discovered how unafraid and sociable I could be with a little alcohol in my system. Before I even had a driver’s license I was blacking out nearly every time I drank. Continue reading

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Teenage binge drinking can rewire the brain, August “Pediatric” report says

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“For humans, this means binge drinking during adolescence may permanently change brain functioning,” says the NIAAA’s Faden. What’s more, she adds, these changes “appear to be irreversible.” Other research has shown that teens who drink heavily lose more white matter in their brain over time than do teens who don’t, Faden says. Plus, “the younger they start, the more likely they are to continue to drink and to drink larger amounts,” Lorena Siqueira, a pediatrician says. That occurs even though alcohol has a stronger effect in adolescents than it does in adults. The really sad outcome: Teens who binge drink are more likely to become alcoholics, she reports. Continue reading

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Experts say binge drinking connected to alcoholism

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“There is a clear link between early drinking and a higher lifetime risk of alcoholism,” says Joshua Hersh, a psychiatrist at the Miami University Counseling Services who treats students with various substance abuse problems, including alcoholism. Adds Sarah Benton from Psychology Today, many college-aged students who participate in binge drinking often “phase out” of the habit, but there are still some who never do and develop alcoholism. The national average of first-year students who engage in binge drinking and other high-risk drinking behaviors is 28 percent. Continue reading

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Ways to reduce extreme college drinking … 10 solutions …

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While there is no magic bullet, interviews with campus administrators, police, policymakers and researchers in Michigan and across the country suggest the most effective efforts involve sustained, coordinated measures ranging from state policy to data sharing, to a willingness to take on unpopular fights, such as curtailing welcome week and cracking down on Greek student organization party culture.
What follows are some examples of what experts suggest state lawmakers and school administrators can do to help curb campus binge drinking: 1) tweak the medical amnesty law to say that underage drinkers who qualify for medical amnesty must receive whatever alcohol education is available in their community … 2) Record contact information of anyone purchasing multiple cases of liquor .. 3) Standardized data on college drinking. Continue reading

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Downtown Austin Sobriety center could possibly move into Medical Examiner’s Facility

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A group made up of city and county staff suggests converting the current Travis County Medical Examiner facility into a sobriety center. Last year, city and county officials created the Austin-Travis County Intergovernmental Working Group to develop a plan for a potential sobriety center. The sobriety centers, also known as “drunk tanks,” are places to secure publicly intoxicated people deemed a danger to themselves or others; it could also offer support and encourage treatment for alcoholism. It’s also seen as an alternative to jail for minor public intoxication offenses. Continue reading

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