Binge drinking: A serious, under-recognized problem among young females
It’s the weekend and a college-educated woman heads home from a long week of work. Rather than a single glass of wine or beer, a startling number of young women binge drink to blow off steam.
Exercise keeps kids away from alcohol and increases family bonding
With so many opportunities to be outdoors and have fun in the sun, spring is the perfect time for families to make good on that long-forgotten resolution to get healthy. Regular exercise comes with obvious health benefits, such as weight control, stress management and disease prevention.
Analyzing alcohol advertisements can help teens develop media literacy, decrease drinking
Beautiful. Friendly. Fun. Successful. Free-spirited. Worry-free. These are just a few of the adjectives you might use to describe the people in today’s alcohol advertisements. Marketers are masterful at making alcohol seem exciting, alluring and harmless.
Alcohol vendors benefit from Responsible Vendor Program by reducing alcohol sales to teens
Retail stores fight a constant battle against underage alcohol sales. Without proper training, sellers can easily be fooled by fake, borrowed or altered IDs. A special yet underutilized program can help reduce teen drinking while protecting businesses from stiff penalties.
Coalition Spotlight: Knox County Juvenile Court
This special section highlights the work out coalition partners are doing to keep our community safe, healthy and drug-free. Read More
Common household medications can be dangerous to pets
Young children are not the only little ones at risk of ingesting harmful drugs. Curious pets may also swallow medications if they are improperly stored.
Storm The Hill 2013 and Kick Butts Day
MDC, Smoke-Free Knoxville and the Boys and Girls Club of the Tennessee Valley joined kids across the country taking part in Kick Butts Day on March 20.
Law enforcement efforts make a difference in preventing teen drinking
Crack downs on beer sales to minors continue to show great results.