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Discussing Alcohol With Your College Student Sep 02, 2022

The following article is an excerpt from The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility’s webpage about Discussing Alcohol with Your College Student, found hereWe thought this was an important and informative resource to share with our community.

We know many college students make responsible decisions about alcohol consumption. In fact, according to the 2018 Monitoring the...

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Risky Drinking Can Put a Chill on Your Summer Fun Jun 10, 2022

The following article was published by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.

Summer is a wonderful time for outdoor activities with family and friends. For some people, a day at the beach, on the boat, or at a backyard barbecue will include drinking alcoholic beverages. But risky drinking and summer activities don’t mix. Drinking impairs both physical and mental...

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The Facts About Underage Drinking Apr 01, 2022

Alcohol is the most widely misused substance among America’s youth. Consumption of alcohol by anyone under the age of 21, also known as underage drinking, remains a considerable public health challenge. Adolescent alcohol use is not an acceptable rite of passage, but a serious threat to adolescent development and health. Medical research shows that the developing adolescent brain may be...

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Underage and Binge Drinking: The Local Story Mar 30, 2022

Underage and Binge Drinking in Ventura County

Underage drinking is when anyone under the minimum legal drinking age of 21 drinks alcohol. It is a risk to youth and a widespread public health problem.

  • In Ventura County, 6% of 7th graders, 14% of 9th graders and 26% of 11th graders currently use alcohol.
  • Lifetime alcohol use by ninth and eleventh graders has declined by 20 percentage points...
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St. Patrick's Day & Impaired Driving Mar 16, 2022

It's that time of year again - our days are becoming longer, the weather is warming up, and that means Spring, and St. Patrick's Day, are right around the corner. In America, St. Patrick's Day is considered one of the most popular drinking holidays of the year. It is the norm for many young adults to go out to a bar and celebrate by drinking with their friends. Unfortunately, it has also...

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Alcoholism in Pictures Feb 25, 2022

Written by a CSUCI Service-Learning student.

This piece is about alcoholism and the reality of it. As I read, interviewed and pondered, I came to understand it as a disease. A disease that is recycled through families, and perpetuated. Historically, whites were the only ones permitted into bars and nightclubs, served by people of color (predominantly Black), meaning that people of color have...

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The News Feb 19, 2022

Written by a CSUCI student.

It’s a harrowing scene tonight, Scott. Witnesses say it was like watching a superhero movie; tragically, the villain won. Onlookers say the driver of this Chevy swerved into oncoming traffic, seemingly playing chicken with a fully loaded 72 passenger bus, and then swerved at the last moment into the river. The school bus belongs to Mariposa Elementary School,...

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Peer Pressure & Alcohol Jan 20, 2022

Written by Sydney Parker, a senior at CSUCI

I am currently a fourth-year college student, about to graduate with my Bachelor’s degree. I have noticed that throughout my college years, I have become less inclined to drink alcohol. In high school, I drank a lot more than I do now. I was that girl that would peer pressure my friends into drinking with me, which I regret deeply. A factor...

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