June 2, 2013
I will admit to being somewhat biased against reality television stars. Many of these “want to be famous” people do not know how to handle the attention.
Some act like petulant children (and again in my biased opinion – most are). Others seem to think that they are above questioni... [More]
May 21, 2013
For those of you who read my blog regularly you know that I do everything I can to dissuade parents from providing alcohol for their children and their children’s friends.
Just how important is the role of parental example? As reported in www.steamboattoday.com.
Parents play an important rol... [More]
April 22, 2012
It seems like I could blog about a different teacher providing alcohol to students every week. Remember when Mary Kay Latourneau was the anomaly? If you recall she had sex with her 13-year-old student. They fell in love, got married and are still living together now. She is now a 48-year-old grandmo... [More]
March 9, 2012
Athletes and alcoholism do not mix. If an athlete develops a serious drinking problem you can guaranty he will be drastically shortening his career. In some cases he may end it prematurely.
This most-definitely is true for high school athletes. For one Nebraska grappler his chance... [More]
February 16, 2012
Leading Cause of Death for Many
Motor vehicle crashes involving alcohol are the leading cause of death among ages 5 to 34 in America.
Teens and preteens abuse alcohol in both use and frequency more than all other drugs combined.
One study revealed 41 percent of teens say their parents allow them ... [More]
February 15, 2012
The Holiday season is a time for joy. It also is a time for drinking. When it comes to teens drinking, there usually are a bunch of really poor decisions made.
Once teens are out of school it’s time to party with guests like Jack Daniels or a new kind of “spice” girl.
While alcoh... [More]
December 20, 2011
He made need an alcohol drug class, but that will only be part of the solution to the serious problem facing him. A student charged with selling marijuana as part of a prolific drug-dealing ring at Columbia University in New York will get a chance to wipe his record clean by spending at le... [More]
December 18, 2011
Binge drinking and university life go hand-in-hand. Is there a way to curb binge drinking? Check this out.
A few years ago, students in Dartmouth College's (in Hanover, NH) introductory engineering class invented a bicycle wheel to help young children maintain their balance. A recent challenge for ... [More]
December 5, 2011
It comes as no surprise that when it comes to parents thinking about their own teens, they often put blinders on. A national poll finds that parents underestimate the likelihood that their own teenager has used alcohol or marijuana, while overestimating the drug use of other teens.
Parents in Denia... [More]
December 3, 2011
Since the beginning of time parents always give their own children the benefit of the doubt. I know that was the case with my mom. It was never her “Angel’s” fault. It had to be the influences of a few bad apples.
It comes as no surprise that when it comes to parents thinking abou... [More]