PREVENTION NEWS

2/2016 DFAA's Big Bowl Vote

7/2015 Underage Drinking Declined Between 2002 and 2013

5/2015 Underage Drinking in North Dakota: The problems and costs

5/2015 OJJDP's Resource Alert

4/2015 Drunkest Counties in North Dakota:

4/2015 Youth who sip alcohol before 6th grade are more likely to use/abuse alcohol and other substances by 9th grade.

2/2015 Are YouTube Videos with Alcohol Dangerous?
"Prior research has suggested that teen media exposure to alcohol, whether through TV shows or movies, could influence their drinking behaviors. Now, a new study suggests that online videos may also be a site for negative exposure. In the new study published in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, a team of researchers watched 70 of the most popular videos on YouTube related to intoxication in order to see what kinds of messages they were sending." Read more

2/26/2015 Study Says Latinos at a Greater Risk of Developing Alcohol Liver Disease
"Medical News Today reported that a new study examining the role of ethnicity in determining the age of onset and severity of Alcoholic Liver Disease (ALD) has found that ethnicity is a major factor affecting the age and severity of different subtypes of the disease." Read more

2/26/2015 NHTSA Launches Saint Patrick's Day Drunk Driving Prevention Tools
"The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) doesn't want revelers to rely on pure Irish luck this St. Patrick's Day." Read more

2/26/2015 Using Data to Sustain Efforts (Webinar Series)
"CADCA's National Coalition Institute is excited to announce a new webinar series on how coalitions can use data to support their sustainability efforts. This webinar series will provide practical action steps and resources to help coalitions with sustainability planning, increasing the likelihood that your coalition and its mission will have staying power at the local level." Read more


2/26/2015 Coalitions in Action: Ohio Coalition Scores a Touchdown by Changing Community Views on Alcohol
"Massillon, Ohio is known for two things: football and tailgate parties. But when a 2012 football game resulted in 12 incidents, including fights, car crashes, underage drinking and thefts, the community decided it was time for a change." Read more

12/2014 CDC's State's Fact Sheet on Drunk Driving:
http://www.cdc.gov/motorvehiclesafety/pdf/impaired_driving/drunk_driving_in_nd.pdf

"Big Bowl Vote"-Drug Free Action Alliance

"Through a simple, three-question, student questionnaire given Monday morning following the Super Bowl, middle and high school students share their thoughts on what advertisements they remember seeing and which commercial takes their top vote. This information is then collected, summarized and shared. This valuable, fresh and local information can then be used to educate parents, students, lawmakers and the media about the effects of alcohol advertising on youth." Learn more here: https://www.drugfreeactionalliance.org/files/BBV_2015_Playbook.pdf

January 2015 CDC's Vital Signs-Alcohol Poisoning Deaths

  • "On average, 6 people died every day from alcohol poisoning in the US from 2010 to 2012. Alcohol poisoning is caused by drinking large quantities of alcohol in a short period of time. Very high levels of alcohol in the body can shutdown critical areas of the brain that control breathing, heart rate, and body temperature, resulting in death. Alcohol poisoning deaths affect people of all ages but are most common among middle-aged adults and men." Read more here: http://www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns/alcohol-poisoning-deaths/index.html
  • Alcohol Poisoning Deaths Handout: http://www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns/pdf/2015-01-vitalsigns.pdf

1-5-15 UDETC's Resource Alert: www.udetc.org/documents/ResourceAlerts/ResourceAlert0115.pdf

11-13-2014 A Single Drink Doubles the Odds of Ending Up in the Emergency Room: Study

11-5-2014 Binge Drinking in Teen Years Could Lead to Lasting Changes in the Brain: Rat Study

10-13-2014 Alcohol use is a common risk factor for cancer

  • A CDC study published in the November issue of //Alcohol and Alcoholism// found that more than half of US adults of legal drinking age reported current alcohol use, and two of three drinkers exceeded moderate drinking guidelines at least once in the past month, putting themselves at increased risk of cancer.The study also found that many states do not currently address alcohol use in comprehensive cancer control plans. Supporting the implementation of evidence-based strategies to prevent excessive alcohol use is one tool communities can use to reduce the risk of cancer.

9-25-2014 Drinking at an Early Age Linked With Later Problem Drinking

9-4-2014 Alcohol Ads That Say 'Drink Responsibly' Don't Explain How to Do So: Study

5-20-2014 Single Episode of Binge Drinking Can be Harmful, Study Finds

2-15-2012 Hospitalization of US Underage Drinkers Common, Costs $755 Million a Year

Youth Drinking Rates and Problems: A Comparison of European Countries and the United States