Talk about drugs, alcohol in back to school prep

It's nice to share…FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailPrintThis was a column written by Sara Rossow and published in the Kanabec County Times on August 15th, 2013. Click here to view the original column. As the summer days become shorter and the “Back to School” sale signs appear in the storefront windows, families begin to make preparations to return to the […]

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Drinking Games 101

It's nice to share…FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailPrintDrinking games are games that involve drinking alcohol. They are designed to encourage players to drink large amounts of alcohol in a short amount of time. This combination can, and has been, fatal for youth and young adults in the United States. While there are many different types of drinking games, some […]

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NTSB Recommends Lowering BAC

It's nice to share…FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailPrint  The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released new recommendations for reducing alcohol-related crashes nationwide. Among them are to reduce the blood-alcohol content (BAC) from 0.08 to 0.05, swiftly confiscate licenses from drivers who exceed the BAC and mandate ignition locking devices for all first-time offenders. Approximately 31% of all fatal […]

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April is Alcohol Awareness Month

It's nice to share…FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailPrintApril is once again Alcohol Awareness Month! The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) founded and has sponsored Alcohol Awareness Month for 27 years. The purpose is “to increase public awareness and understanding aimed at reducing the stigma that too often prevents individuals and families from seeking help.” This year’s […]

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Alcohol Blamed for Cancer Deaths

It's nice to share…FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailPrintFor anyone who still thinks that drinking does not contribute to cancer, a new report finds that alcohol is to blame for 1 in every 30 cancer deaths each year in the United States. The connection is even more pronounced with breast cancer, with 15 percent of those deaths related to alcohol […]

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