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Drugs Replacing the Drink?

Drugs Replacing the Drink?

My father has told me stories of when the drinking age was eighteen…once upon a time back in the seventies and situations in movies like Dazed and Confused, where they had trunk loads of ice cold beer, and driving drunk was a regular affair.  Times were different back then and drinking was more acceptable in our society and the guidelines were less strict.  In our culture today, our government takes drinking offenses to the next … Read entire article »

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Alcohol Consumption: How America Trends and Spends

Alcohol Consumption: How America Trends and Spends

  Since the days of Guns N’ Roses, E.T The Extra Terrestrial, and teen heartthrob Kirk Cameron, Americans are spending more money at the bar than ever before.  In 1982, 24% of the money Americans expended on alcohol was spent at bars and restaurants, while 76% was spent at the store.  Thirty years later, in 2012, Americans are spending an astonishing 40% at bars and restaurants, and 60% at the store. These numbers seem to be a … Read entire article »

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Teenage Bullying May Lead To Drug Addiction and Alcohol Abuse

Teenage Bullying May Lead To Drug Addiction and Alcohol Abuse

Many drug and alcohol addicts start using at a young age, generally 12 to 18 years old, from that point it is generally the catalyst for a long binge of substance abuse and addiction. Many adolescents suffering from depression find risk taking behavior such as violence, sex, and substance use a reprieve from their depression. Continuous research on drug and alcohol abuse among adolescents has helped understand what initiates substance use and ways to prevent … Read entire article »

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Alcohol Advertisements Targeting Teens

Alcohol Advertisements Targeting Teens

The United States youth is exposed to alcohol everyday through glorified commercial’s and television shows using product placement. Studies revealed that in the past decade Alcohol ad’s jumped 71%. The Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth (CAMY) released facts of the growing concern of the exposure to alcohol on the nation’s youth. Between 2001 and 2007 well over 2 million alcohol advertisements were broadcast. Besides the internet, television has a heavy influence on a teenager’s … Read entire article »

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