Monthly Archives: May 2017

Panelists: Liberty Hill has problem with teen drinking, drug use

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Williamson County Sheriff Robert Chody said concerning underage drinking, that while it is legal for a minor to drink with a parent, “what you (a parent) accept in moderation, they’ll accept in excess.” He continued, “your child has no intent to drink with you.” Instead, he said, it often serves to give an unspoken green light for the adolescent to drink, even when the parent is not around,” Chody said. The townhall was held at Liberty Hill High School. Continue reading

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Teen Binge Drinking Still a Huge Problem according to CDC report – as Youth Drinking on Downward Trend

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A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals that 1 in 6 high school students are binge drinkers, and one-third drank alcohol within the previous 30 days. The teen drinking giveaways are everywhere: the red Solo cups, the Snapchat photos of embarrassing selfies and the more-than-conspicuous headaches and vomiting. Though the number of teens who drink is declining, it remains a problem, especially when it comes to binge drinking, or downing more than five drinks within a couple hours. In 2010, underage drinking was a $24.3 billion problem for the U.S. Continue reading

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19 year old Penn State student has .40 BAC and fraternity and 18 of its members are charged in student’s death;

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A Penn State University fraternity pledge had toxic levels of alcohol in his body and was badly injured in a series of falls, authorities said Friday in announcing criminal charges for his death against 18 members of the organization and the fraternity itself. Timothy Piazza, 19, had a blood-alcohol content of nearly 0.40 the night of the pledge ceremony. Continue reading

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Texas teenager to Texas Legislature: Ban powdered alcohol

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“It is no secret that underage drinking is a problem in Texas. By allowing powdered alcohol into our state — even if it is regulated — we are simply adding more fuel to the fire. With good intentions, lawmakers in the Texas House and Senate have introduced bills that would regulate powdered alcohol if somehow it were to make its way into our state. As a teenager, I can say without a doubt that this is not enough. Texas should follow the lead of states that have completely banned this dangerous substance, Andrea Marquez, high school student.” Continue reading

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Synthetic cannabinoid use in teens in Austin

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May, 8, 2017 — KVUE —  The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIH) studies the drug among teens. They found at least 5 percent of high school students admit to using synthetic cannabinoids. That’s down from 2011, when it was … Continue reading

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The Opioid Epidemic: How to Protect Your Family

Drug overdoses are now the leading cause of accidental death in the U.S.—doubling between 1999 and 2015. More than car accidents. More than falls. More than homicide. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is dedicated to ensuring that families have access to the care that they need, in order to give children the best possible chance at a happy and healthy life. Treating and preventing opioid use disorder will help assure this outcome and—given the opioid epidemic in this country—it is a responsibility we must accept and share together. Continue reading

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