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The tragic story: College freshman, 18, found dead from alcohol poisoning in dorm room after a night of binge-drinking on Jan. 20

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18-year-old Ohio college freshman had consumed large quantities of champagne and vodka with friends at a house party and then a bar, had taken multiple falls and had to be escorted back to her room because she was unsteady on her feet and left. Erica Buschick was found lying unresponsive on a bean bag chair in her dorm room in Oxford, Ohio, on the morning of January 20. University police have described the incident as ‘high-risk alcohol consumption’. Continue reading

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20-year-old Oklahoma State Student From Bedford, Tx Died Of Alcohol Poisoning, Enlarged Heart

An Oklahoma State University student from Bedford who was found dead in a fraternity house on November 21, 2016 died of alcohol poisoning and an enlarged heart. The autopsy report said Cavazos’ blood ethanol level was 0.35, more than four times the amount considered to be legally drunk. Continue reading

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San Antonio Council Explores Social Hosting Ordinance To Curb Underage Drinking At Parties

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Hosting a party where minors are drinking alcohol in San Antonio could get the hosts or property owners hit with a $300 fine. The proposed ordinance was approved by the City Council’s criminal justice committee Wednesday and now heads to the full council. Continue reading

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How Parents Can Help Their Underage Kids Resist Alcohol and Drinking …

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At home, how Mom and Dad manage their roles — and the signals they send about alcohol use — affects their children’s future underage drinking behavior. Adolescents whose parents neither kept an eye on them nor provided a supportive home environment were more likely to binge drink. These parental behaviors, along with underage drinking, predicted binge drinking as young adults. The study suggests that parents do make a difference. Continue reading

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UTPD responds to freshman alcohol consumption during summer orientation sessions

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Despite conduct expectations set by the Dean of Students, it is not uncommon for freshmen attending New Student Orientation to attend fraternity parties or consume alcohol when the day’s activities are through, says UT-Austin Police Department. “We have officers out on patrol every night to look for a litany of suspicious activities, including alcohol consumption [or possession] by minors. Every summer during orientation sessions, we have to deal with these situations.” Continue reading

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Could College Kids Be Sobering Up and Partying Without the Booze, saying the Fun No Longer Outweighs the Risks

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College and drinking: two concepts so closely linked that many students can’t conceive of one without the other. However, it may be surprising to learn that binge drinking among college students has dropped 13% over the past decade. So what’s behind the fall in binge drinking students? What’s the reality of being a sober scholar, and can college be just as fun without drinking? Although it may be impossible to stop students from drinking the rise of the sober party movement is helping sobriety separate from the stigma attached to it, a crucial aspect as young people embrace alcohol-free events. 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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35 student alcohol-related deaths may be more accurate; not 1800 as most politicans and media report says article

The “Fact Checker” at the Washington Post Newspaper on Jaunary 15, 2015 explored  statistic that often alarms the parents of college students – that 1,800 college students die every year from “alcohol-related causes.”   According to reporter Glenn Kessler, “the statistic … Continue reading

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Survey finds pot use leveling off, other drugs and binge drinking down among US teens

The government’s annual survey of drug and alcohol use reports nearly 1 in 5 high school seniors report binge drinking, defined as five or more drinks in a row in the previous two weeks. That’s an improvement from 1 in … Continue reading

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UT’s Sigma Alpha Epsilon may be among fraternities to eliminate pledging

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One of the largest fraternities in the nation announced it would eliminate pledging. Sigma Alpha Epsilon has implemented a new program with the goal to improve the educational and leadership experience of its members. In 2006, Tyler Cross, a pledge at the UT chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, died from a fifth-floor fall at an off-campus dormitory. According to police investigators, Cross endured hazing that night and was forced to consume large amounts of alcohol. Continue reading

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California State Universities to use alcohol poisoning awareness campaign created in memory of Carson Starkey

Austin based alcohol poisoning awareness program started in his memory of Carson Starkey expanded to all 23 California State Universities. Good Samaritan legislation that gives immunity to minors who call for help in alcohol emergencies. Continue reading

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