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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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...

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#CincodeDrinko, #DrinkodeMayo Trend on Social Media

Along with New Year’s Eve and St. Patrick’s Day, Cinco de Mayo has become one of the days...

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Alcohol Substitute: Drunkenness Without the Nasty Hangover?

Two years ago, makers of powdered alcohol touted the ability to whip up your favorite cocktail wherever there...

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Surgeon General: Addiction is a Public Health Crisis

Today the U.S. Surgeon General released a first-of-its-kind report about addiction that shows how widely and deeply drug...

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Moderate Drinking Harder than Abstinence for Problem Drinkers

A new study suggests that people struggling with alcohol misuse have more success at going completely dry versus...

new drinking trends on college campuses
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Back to School 2016: Alcohol Trends on Campus

As colleges around the country gear up for the start of a new school year, some alcohol-related trends are...

Alcohol fuels agression in heavy drinkers
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Mean Drunk? New Research Confirms It’s a Real Thing

You know the types. There’s the silly drunk. There’s the crying drunk. And then there’s the guy everyone...