Sobering Facts: Drunk Driving State Fact Sheets

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Find state-specific fact sheets below that provide a snapshot of alcohol-involved deaths and drunk driving and an overview of proven strategies to reduce or prevent drunk driving. View and download data, and identify strategies to help keep people safe on the road – every day. About one in three traffic deaths in the United States involve a driver with a blood alcohol concentration …

Dartmouth Bans Hard Alcohol, Forbids Greek Life Pledging

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Source: Boston Globe By Matt Rocheleau Moves target binge drinking, sex assaults Dartmouth College on Thursday announced sweeping changes aimed at curbing dangerous behavior on campus, saying it will ban hard liquor, forbid pledging at fraternities and sororities, and require all students to undergo a four-year sexual violence prevention program. The major overhaul, spelled out by President Philip Hanlon in …

One Booze-Free Day a Week Reduces Liver Damage

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Source: The Spirits Business by Melita Kiely Abstaining from alcohol just one day a week could be enough to significantly reduce the chances of liver cirrhosis, a new study claims. Previous research suggested that liver disease was the result of the quantity of alcohol consumed, not the frequency as suggested in the published Journal of Hepatology. Researchers in Denmark studied …

West Virginia Frat Pledge from Upstate NY Dies with Blood Alcohol at Six Times Legal Limit for Driving

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Syracuse.com By the Associated Press MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — A West Virginia University fraternity pledge drank a lethal amount of alcohol shortly before he died during an initiation function last year, police said Tuesday. Tests showed 18-year-old Nolan Michael Burch’s blood alcohol level was 0.493 — more than six times the legal limit of 0.08 for driving, Morgantown Police Chief Ed …

Ranks of C-stores Continue to Swell

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Source: RT By Gina Acosta Small formats are all the rage in retail these days, so no wonder the latest data from Nielsen shows 2014 was another year of record growth. The U.S. convenience store count increased to 152,794 stores as of Dec. 31, a nearly 1% increase from the year prior, according to the 2015 NACS/Nielsen Convenience Industry Store …

No Hard Alcohol, No Pledging: Dartmouth Plans Major Cultural Reforms

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Washington Post By Nick Anderson Dartmouth College will prohibit all students, regardless of age, from drinking or possessing hard alcohol on campus and will create a new network of residential communities for student social life in a effort to rid the school of what its president calls “extreme behaviors.” The plan — a major cultural transformation of the campus, announced …

Good Luck Outlawing Hard Liquor, Dartmouth

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Source: TIME Sarah Miller I did not attend Dartmouth, but I was born at Dartmouth’s Mary Hitchcock Hospital, I attended a college comparable in both prestige and traditions of prurient masculine nonsense, and I also drink liquor. Taken alone, any of these facts might merely qualify me to comment on Dartmouth’s recent decision to ban hard alcohol, but the three …

Obama’s Nominee for Attorney General Claims Alcohol is Safer Than Marijuana

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Source: Washington Post By Max Ehrenfreund Loretta Lynch, President Obama’s nominee for attorney general, disagrees with him on marijuana. That weed is not safer than alcohol might have been the most controversial thing she said during her confirmation hearing Wednesday. As Danny Vinik notes, polls show that large majorities of Americans believe that alcohol is more dangerous. They’re right, as …

Combining Alcohol and Energy Drinks is a Public Health Concern: Expert

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JoinTogether Staff Mixing alcohol and energy drinks leads to negative consequences that are a public health concern, according to a new paper. Combining the two beverages makes a person want to drink more and masks the signs of drunkenness, Time reports. “When people mix energy drinks with alcohol, people drink more than they would if they had just consumed alcohol, which is …

Alcohol Drinking Pattern Influences Risk of Cirrhosis

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News Medical   Approximately 170,000 people die from alcoholic cirrhosis of the liver in Europe every year. Although alcohol is the most important risk factor, less is known about the significance of different patterns of drinking. Currently scientists believe that cirrhosis is a function of the volume of alcohol consumed irrespective of patterns of drinking. Investigators have now established that …