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Fewer Teens Drinking as They Enter College, Polls Find

More incoming college freshmen are passing on the booze. Credit: Corbis
If you have a college-age son or daughter, you may be worried about what they might be doing with their newfound freedom. But recent trends amongst college...
Teens might be realizing that it's harder to ace a job interview when you're doing kegstands on Facebook.

Cheat Sheet: Buffet Bucks, Wonder Girls and Staying Safe on Prom Night

Have you talked to your prom-bound teen about drinking and driving? Credit: Getty Images
While you're sipping your margarita at dinner tonight in celebration of Cinco de Mayo, maybe you should talk to your prom-attending teenager about the...

Colleges Are So Narcing to Your Parents If You're Caught Drinking

Cheers may turn to jeers for some students as colleges and universities crack down on underage drinking. Credit: Getty Images
Used to be you could sneak some brewskis into your dorm room without someone narcing you out to your parents,...

Boozin' Baby Billboard Shakes Up Community

This billboard featuring a baby drinking beer has Connecticut residents talking. Credit: NBC Connecticut
A billboard featuring an adorable baby sucking down a cold beer has residents of several Connecticut neighborhoods all abuzz. The...

Children Shouldn't be Allowed to see Liquor Bottles?

Other than layovers at the Salt Lake International Airport and one quick business trip, I have never spent any time in the state of Utah. But while living in nearby Idaho, I became aware of Utah's unusual laws regarding alcohol. Most notably, bar...

Could a younger drinking age curb binge drinking?

In the United States, you're considered an adult and old enough to vote, make your own legal decision, and be drafted into military service at the age of 18. However, you're not old enough to have a beer for three more years. The Amethyst...

News flash: Kids get alcohol from adults!

A study released Thursday by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has news that shouldn't surprise any of us: kids who engage in underage drinking most often get their booze from adults, typically their own parents or their...

Stores won't sell alcohol to parents with kids in tow

Tesco, a large grocery chain in the UK, has angered and bewildered many parents with their new rules regarding alcohol sales. Managers have instructed their cashiers to refuse to sell alcohol to any adult who they suspect may be making the purchase...

Alcoholism in children

You know, there' s some truth to the notion that if you look hard enough you can find ANYTHING. I was trolling the ether this morning when I came across a topic I'd given little thought to: alcoholism in children. Not since Drew Barrymore's...

Teens prefer liquor over beer

I remember very well my first experience drinking alcohol. I was a teenager and it was myself and two friends, sitting in a dark church yard, passing a bottle of Boone's Farm Tickle Pink between us. I remember we all thought it tasted awful, but that...

Parents host teen drinking parties

I've been seeing lots of stories lately about parents hosting teen drinking parties in their homes. These parents reason that kids are going to drink and having them do it under their own roof is safer and teaches them to drink responsibly. While...

Parents supplying kids with alcohol

A new UK study says that kids ages 15 and 16 with large allowances are more likely than their cash-strapped peers drink frequently, binge drink or consume alcohol in public places. That may be a fact, but a completely different study conducted in the...

Beer for kids

Kids like pretending to be grown-ups, right? So next time you're having a dinner party, or just cracking open a Budweiser after a stressful day at the office, let your kids join you -- with fake beer. I'm not sure how well this idea would go over...

College creates alcoholics?

A new study shows college kids binge drink more often than non-college kids. This has led researchers to declare that college breeds alcoholism. Scientists know that genetics can play a role in alcoholism and the study found that this predisposition...

Straight talk about underage drinking

I knew this was coming. I'm not a complete fool and I have a very acute sense of hearing. But the fact that is has come is still a bit of blow. Recently there has been underage drinking at a couple of parties my son, Loren, has attended. I have heard...

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