Coalition receives grant to combat teen drug use, drinking

George Diepenbrock

In 2009, 36 percent of seniors at Lawrence high schools reported drinking five or more alcoholic drinks in a row within two weeks before taking a state survey. And 49 percent reported using marijuana at least once in their lifetime. Both numbers were above the state average, and they alarmed ...

Fake ID 101 Launches Campaign

Theresa Freed

White posters are going up all over Lawrence businesses this week that warn minors about the consequences of using fake IDs to try to get into bars. “It’s illegal, it’s unhealthy and it’s unsafe for you, and this is one of the campaigns to let them know that if they ...

Researchers look at binge drinking

Jen  Brinkerhoff

[http://cjonline.com/news/local/2010-04-21/researchers_look_at_binge_drinking][1] The Capital-Journal April 21, 2010 - 7:55am MANHATTAN — With binge drinking among college students a concern for many, two Kansas State University researchers may have found a way to combat it through messages tailored to a student's psyche. Megan Miller, graduate student in psychology, of Pueblo, Colo., and ...

Young Female Drinkers More Likely to Develop Breast Disease, Researchers Say

Jen  Brinkerhoff

[http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,590769,00.html][1] [1]: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,590769,00.html **Teen Drinking Tied to Breast Disease:** **Young women who drink alcohol may put themselves at higher risk of developing breast disease that is a known risk factor for cancer, a new study suggests.** In a group of nearly 6,900 women aged 16 to 23, researchers found that ...

Teens Expect Drinking and Driving on Prom Night, Survey Says

Jen  Brinkerhoff

[http://content.usatoday.com/communities/driveon/post/2010/04/teen-drinking-at-graduation-parties-still-a-big-problem/1]: http://content.usatoday.com/communities/driveon/post/2010/04/teen-drinking-at-graduation-parties-still-a-big-problem/1 **Survey: Prom night drinking still pervasive -- and deadly** If you think the combination of an education and scary stories is enough to dissuade teens from drinking alcohol on prom night, think again. A new survey says teen drinking and driving is as much of a problem as ...

Alcohol education seminar to honor student's memory

Janet Reid

http://www2.ljworld.com/videos/2010/apr/11/29986/ Two powerful speakers with one powerful message will come to Kansas University on Friday, hoping to change some students’ attitudes about alcohol. Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity has joined with the Delta Gamma sorority to put on the first Jason Wren Initiative, an educational seminar on the dangers of underage ...

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