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Alcohol Taxes and Excessive Drinkers

  May 24, 2016   No comments

There are many contrary opinions on increasing taxes on alcohol. Some believe it will discourage people from drinking, thus reducing the binge drinking rates and illnesses caused by alcohol. Others

Sharing the Story

  May 23, 2016   No comments

Blog post by: Alumni Relations Specialist Why do we share our stories? What is the point? Some may think it’s because we like to hear ourselves talk. Yet there is

Does Drinking Make You Happier?

  May 20, 2016   No comments

A Smartphone application called “Mappiness” and data from the British Cohort 1970 Study (BCS70) look into if alcohol can make a person happier long term. Alcohol is seen by many

Young Children Exposed to Alcohol Ads

  May 18, 2016   No comments

Young children are being exposed to at least two alcohol advertisements per day, according to a study published in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. The study tracked

Alcohol Content on TV Influences Underage Drinkers

  May 3, 2016   No comments

Unlike tobacco companies, alcohol companies are free to advertise their products on television. By doing so, they are exposing their products to millions of people, many of which are underage

Jello Shot Users More Likely to Drink Heavily

  May 2, 2016   No comments

Jello shots, which are jello mixed with hard liquor in a small shot glass, are a standard at both high school and college drinking parties. These shots are marketed as

Low Income Areas Need Recovery Resources

  April 25, 2016   No comments

Drug use in low-income and resource-poor communities is much more prevalent than in communities with access to employment and strong family relationships, finds a study published in Substance Use and

Prom Night and Alcohol Use

  April 19, 2016   No comments

As prom season gets underway, parents begin to worry about the safety of their children on this special night. It is common knowledge that parties are held after the school

Lean On Me

  April 18, 2016   No comments

Blog post by: Alumni Relations Specialist I can remember at the end of my active addiction, my run was lonely and depressing. I only had friends that wanted to use

Maryland Alcohol Sales Tax Decreases Consumption

  April 14, 2016   No comments

Many states have considered raising taxes on alcohol in hopes of reducing consumption, however few have done so. In July 2011, Maryland raised its alcohol sales taxes from 6 percent