Assembly bans vaping in Town Square, approves alcohol treatment incentive

KTUU reports on the Anchorage Assembly’s unanimous approval of an alcohol treatment incentive for minors facing alcohol consumption charges. The assembly replaced a $500 first offense fine for a minor consuming with the option of a reduced fee of $50 if the minor attends an alcohol treatment program. Read the full story on KTUU here. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER FOR …

Trying to cut your drinking? There’s an app for that

A story on how technology— specifically alcohol control apps— can provide real-time intervention on the go. Since the interaction through the app is mediated, anonymous and indirect, it may help people who are otherwise reluctant to visit a treatment center. Read the full story in The Conversation here. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER FOR MORE NEWS LIKE THIS, STRAIGHT IN YOUR …

New Note Orchestra: ‘Every single musician has maintained their recovery’

The Guardian reports on New Note Orchestra, a music group and support group in England for people who are recovering from drug and alcohol abuse. Its founder says the orchestra, which is the first of its kind in the world, is therapeutic for its members. Read the full story in The Guardian here. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER FOR MORE NEWS …

New law reduces penalties for minors caught consuming alcohol

KTUU covers the new rule signed into law by Gov. Bill Walker that reduces the punishment for minors caught consuming alcohol. Minors will no longer be charged with a misdemeanor for underage consumption which means to violation will not go on their permanent record. Read the full story on KTUU here.    SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER FOR MORE NEWS LIKE …

How parents can help their underage kids resist alcohol

NPR reports on two recent studies that provide guidance for parents and the important roles they can play in preventing excessive alcohol use. Read the full story on NPR here.  SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER FOR MORE NEWS LIKE THIS, STRAIGHT IN YOUR INBOX! [subscribe2 id=”17401″ size=”20″]

“Drunkorexia” latest form of alcohol abuse on college campuses

South Carolina’s “The State” reports on the latest trend in alcohol overconsumption to be aware of. “Drunkorexia” is when excessive drinking is preceded by fasting or vigorous exercise and seems to be spreading on college campuses across the nation. Read the full story on The State here. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER FOR MORE NEWS LIKE THIS, STRAIGHT IN YOUR INBOX! …

Recover Alaska video series wins regional Emmy

FAIRBANKS — The Recover Alaska project, which aims to reduce addiction and limit the effects of alcoholism throughout the state, added another honor to its list of accolades this week. The project received a Northwest Regional Emmy for its video series “Day One: Voices of Recovery” this week. The series comprises eight documentary-style videos that focus on individuals who have …

Voluntary temporary abstinence from alcohol during “Dry January” and subsequent alcohol use.

In bivariate analysis, success during Dry January was predicted by measures of more moderate alcohol consumption and greater social DRSE at baseline. Multivariate analyses revealed that success during Dry January was best predicted by a lower frequency of drunkenness in the month prior to Dry January. Structural equation modeling revealed that participation in Dry January was related to reductions in …