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Our Thinking About Drinking: The Issues Forum

An important part of our work on alcohol responsibility is reflected on Our Thinking About Drinking: The Issues Forum, where our perspective and positions on alcohol topics are shared, the opinions of expert contributors are included, and your comments are encouraged.

To learn more about our perspective on alcohol-related issues, please visit Our Thinking About Drinking: The Issues Forum.

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New Study Links Uber to Decrease in Drunk Driving Deaths
Each day, nearly 30 deaths are attributed to alcohol-related motor vehicle accidents in the United States. The issue is an enormous public health problem, putting both drivers and innocent bystanders at risk. However, while drunk driving regulations in many states have been effective in lowering incidences of drunk driving deaths, other factors in preventing drunk driving, such as the emerging...
Jan 7, 2016 4:15 PM ET
Why Do College Students Binge Drink?
Ohio University Professor Thomas Vander Ven spent seven years researching the college binge drinking culture. His book, Getting Wasted: Why College Students Drink Too Much and Party So Hard, details what he learned. Click here to read a Q&A with the Author >>...
Sep 2, 2014 11:30 AM ET
Sober Doesn't Equal Boring
I’m a mom who doesn’t drink anymore. Drinking used to work for me. It worked to lessen the anxiety, the fear, and yes, the boredom I felt as a new mother. It also helped me bond with other parents who enjoyed an adult pastime like wine. But now that I don’t drink anymore and a whole lotta moms still do, I have found myself on the outside of the trend a few times. ...
Jul 18, 2014 11:45 AM ET
How Alcohol Consumption Affects Sleep Patterns
People often believe that alcohol facilitates sleep, which results in the use of alcohol to treat sleep problems.1 In contrast to conventional wisdom, sleep research shows that chronic alcohol use and abuse disrupt sleep. Several issues complicate our understanding of alcohol’s effects on sleep, among them: · The timing of alcohol consumption,...
Apr 9, 2014 11:45 AM ET
Be Open About Alcohol With Your Children
Some parents might feel hypocritical laying down rules about alcohol when they might worry they drink a little too often or a little too much themselves, but it’s important for parents to make clear the difference between adults and children drinking. It’s useful to explain that alcohol is only for adults because their bodies have finished growing, and even adults have rules about how much...
Feb 14, 2014 2:00 PM ET