Alcohol Misuse & Abuse

Blog articles on Sobering Up that address the alcohol misuse and abuse problems facing the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada.

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4 Activities to Avoid If You Plan to Drink this 4th of July

From California to Maine, people will soon be gathering in parks and backyards to celebrate Independence Day. For...

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NADCP Conference Highlights Individual Experiences of Alcohol Addiction and Abuse

We spent a week at the National Association for Drug Court Professionals (NADCP) Annual Conference where a common...

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Dash Cams Provide Frightening View of Drunk Driving

A growing number of people are using dashboard cameras to prove safe driving habits or to protect themselves...

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Saturday Cinco de Mayo Could Mean More Drunk Driving

Commemorating Mexico’s 1862 defeat of French forces, Cinco de Mayo—only sporadically celebrated throughout Mexico—didn’t gain widespread popularity as...

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Alcohol the Biggest Addiction Problem in New Hampshire

America is currently in the grip of an addiction crisis—the opioid epidemic. According to the National Institute on...

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Making tracks on a snowmobile? Better leave alcohol out of it

In many parts of the county where winter weather brings fresh blankets of snow, large numbers of people...

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Problem Drinking on the Rise for Older Adults

Recent research is bringing to light a troubling trend in alcohol abuse: A spike in late-in-life, high-risk drinking....

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Judge John S. Kennedy Leaves Behind a Legacy in York County, PA

After serving 22 years on the bench, the Honorable John S. Kennedy has called it a career. Though...

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With Thanksgiving DUIs Up, What Does That Mean for the Rest of the Season?

If Thanksgiving is any indication, holiday DUI arrests can be expected to rise. Despite the repeated efforts of...

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Drinking legally at 19? Wisconsin is considering it

Could lowering the legal drinking age reduce binge drinking among younger drinkers, particularly those in college? Three Wisconsin...