Category: Behavioral Research

Alcohol Mixed with Energy Drinks (Does It Cause Problems? Is It Dangerous?)

I. The Question. Does drinking alcohol mixed with energy drinks cause more alcohol consumption? Do drinkers feel more intoxicated? Does it lead to more risk-taking behavior? These are important questions. And they’re hotly debated. The concerns have led to laws, regulations, and public policies. Many people and organizations suggest that caffeine in energy drinks can …

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DWI and DUI Courts are Effective: They Reduce Repeat DWI/DUI

DUI courts are effective in reducing drunken driving. That is, driving while intoxicated or while impaired. These courts are sometimes called problem solving courts, DWI courts, sobriety courts, wellness courts, or accountability courts. New Mexico established the first DUI court in the US in 1995. Now, there are many hundreds. That’s because of the effectiveness …

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Drugged Driving and Drunk Driving: Both Serious but Drugged Driving More Common

Drugged Driving Increasing. The majority of drivers killed in a crash in the U.S. are tested for alcohol and drugs. This gives officials the chance to compare drugged driving and drunk driving. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has reported statistics for the most recent year available, 2015. It found that drugs were present …

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Planned vs Unplanned Pregnancy and Drinking Alcohol: Important Facts

Pregnancy and Drinking Alcohol Is there any difference between planned and unplanned pregnancy and drinking during early pregnancy? Doctors at Vanderbilt University Medical Center investigated this question. They studied 5,036 women. All were participants in the Right from the Start program. The doctors had the women’s demographic, reproductive, and behavioral data. That included alcohol drinking …

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Alcohol Pre-Loading (Pre-Drinking, Pre-Gaming, Pre-Funking, Home Drinking, Prinking, predrinking, Pregaming, or Prefunking)

Alcohol pre-loading is also called Pre-drinking Pre-gaming Prefunking Home drinking Prinking It’s also sometimes spelled predrinking, pregaming, and pre-funking. Take your choice. Alcohol pre-loading is drinking at a private residence before going out at night. The destination is a place to socialize, party, or attend a sports event (hence the term pre-gaming). Or it could be to …

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