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Pregnant Women and Drinking Advice: Very Confusing

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The advice about pregnant women and drinking is very confusing. Fortunately, there are several important points to help guide those who are pregnant. Conflicting Advice The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) issues health guidelines in the UK. It concluded that it is safe for expectant mothers to consume a small drink of …

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Parents Giving Alcoholic Drinks May Reduce Drinking-Related Problems

Parents giving alcoholic drinks to their adolescents? Is this a good idea? Research suggests it is. Some adolescents get their first drink from friends or others. Others get it from their parents. The latter group has fewer later alcohol-related problems. That includes heavy episodic drinking or “bingeing.” That shouldn’t be surprising. It’s the typical southern …

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Prevent Alcohol Poisoning Deaths (Here’s How to Do It!)

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About a half-dozen young people die every year in the U.S. of alcohol poisoning, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). These tragic deaths are completely preventable. You can help prevent alcohol poisoning. Following the alcohol poisoning death of Samantha Spady, her parents established the SAM Spady Foundation. It’s to educate …

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Harm Reduction for Drinking (Facts and Information)

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Harm Reduction is often misunderstood. It reduces the harmful effects of any targeted behavior. This discussion focuses on harm reduction for drinking alcohol by young people. However, the general principles also apply to other behaviors by people of any age. These behaviors might be driving, gambling, engaging in sex, losing weight, and so on. For …

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Drinking Learner Permits for Adults Under Age 21

Drinking learner permits? The proposal to issue drinking learner permits to adults under the age of 21 in an innovative one. It uses the same logic as issuing driving learner permits. I. Drinking Learner Permits to Promote Responsible Behavior Adults age 18, 19 and 20 should be able to drink alcoholic beverages if they have …

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Alcohol Medical Emergency Amnesty at Colleges and Universities

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Alcohol Amnesty Alcohol medical emergency amnesty policies at colleges and universities are to save lives. They give a higher priority to protecting students’ safety and lives than to enforcing alcohol rules. Hundreds of colleges and universities have medical alcohol emergency amnesty policies. Clemson University implemented such a policy after a major tragedy. The existence of an …

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College Alcohol Amnesty Policies (“Good Samaritan” Policies)

College alcohol amnesty policies for students are becoming wide-spread. They help protect the health and safety of students. In addition, they help protect colleges and universities from expensive legal suits. I. What is College Alcohol Amnesty? These Good Samaritan policies are designed to protect the health and lives of students who over-consume alcohol. If they …

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Alcohol Emergency Immunity (Good Samaritan Law) in Pennsylvania

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Alcohol Emergency Immunity The state of Pennsylvania has an alcohol emergency immunity law (Good Samaritan law). It wisely did so to protect the life and health of young people. The Law The law provides immunity from prosecution for a person under the age of 21 for the possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages if law …

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Alcohol Amnesty Policies (Medical Amnesty) Save College Student Lives.

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College Emergency Alcohol Amnesty Policies College policies for medical emergency alcohol amnesty are widespread. They place protecting the health and safety of students as a college’s very highest priority. These policies have one primary goal. It’s to protect the health and lives of students who over-consume alcohol and need medical help. It assuring them that …

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