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July 2018 Archives

Study indicates link between heavy teen drinking and osteoporosis

Most parents know and try to convey to their children that drinking alcohol at a young age can lead to all sorts of bad things. The first consequences that come to mind are often car crashes, drunk driving arrests, alcohol poisoning and assault. However, drinking at a young age can also have consequences on a person's body far into adulthood.

When are fatal drunk driving crashes most likely to occur?

It may seem like a given that there are more fatal drunk driving crashes late at night than at any other time of day. After a long night of drinking that may have begun with dinner and ended at a bar, people get into their cars not remembering exactly how many drinks they've had or believing that they're more than capable of making it safely home.

The dangers of boating under the influence

If your idea of a perfect Maryland summer day involves boating, it may also involve a cooler or mini refrigerator stocked with beer or (depending on the size of your boat) a fully-stocked bar. However, if you're the one operating the boat, it's essential to understand the dangers of drinking while out on the water and the legal penalties for boating under the influence (BUI).

Why alcohol is considered a 'date rape drug'

Parents who are sending their child off to college in the fall have likely heard the horror stories of what can happen when young people who haven't had a lot of exposure to alcohol are suddenly finding it everywhere -- at fraternity and sorority parties, hidden away in dorms and at off-campus bars that are lax about checking ID.

Is it illegal to give a friend a prescription?

It may seem harmless enough. Your friend seems very stressed out. We aren’t talking just a little on edge either. She’s talking about how she can’t sleep, can’t eat and just in general is having a hard time coping with life. You’ve been there before. You understand. So much in fact, that you give her one of your Xanax.