The odds ratio was 1.3 for those who had been 18 the first time they got drunk, climbed steadily to 2.4 for those who had been 13-15 years old and was 2.0 for those who had been 12 or younger.
The regression analysis showed that the likelihood of having had unprotected sex increased steadily as the age at which students first got drunk decreased from 17 (odds ratio, 1.8) to 12 or younger (2.2).
These figures reflect the fact that a significant number of youth in the American sample, both males and females, reported that they drink in order to get drunk. On average, males reported 9.31 intoxications experienced in the past year, while females reported 6.15.
Males in the American sample drink a little more than their female counterparts, on average, and are more likely to have gotten drunk during their first drinking experience.
"Drunk driving, illegal underage drinking and other forms of abuse are not only bad for our business, but issues we care about as parents and members of our communities as well.
high school lecture series on the consequences of underage drinking and drunk driving, and the importance of key life skills ...
Students who carry the cards have agreed to not drive drunk
, and, in turn, they receive free food or discounts on food and soda at Local student bars.
"During their trips, the fever of excitement was kept up by the influence of strong drink; and many a man had gained the reputation of being a swift runner and making almost impossible time when he was half drunk
." (13) Indeed, railroaders toiled in one of the most hazardous industries in nineteenth and early twentieth-century North America: in addition to exposure to the elements, they confronted the constant threat of crippling injury or death through boiler explosions, derailments, and, above all, the primitive hand-braking and "link and pin" coupling systems.
The crash, however tragic and avoidable, would have been no more newsworthy than the thousands of other drunk
driving accidents in which Americans are killed each year were it not for the fact that Kishline is the author of the 1994 book Moderate Drinking and founder of Moderation Management, an organization aimed at helping problem drinkers control their alcohol consumption.
I knew of congressmen who ran open bars." In recent interviews, aides recalled members showing up drunk
on the House and Senate floors.
The tea (or yerba) was traditionally drunk
from a gourd (or mate), sipped through a straw known as a bombilla.
A saloon could be, as brickmason George King put it, "a place to get drunk
and kick up a row.
So last year, when the Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (CASA) claimed the percentage of college women drinking to get drunk
had more than tripled during the previous 15 years, the news media were quick to hype the finding that drinking on campus had reached "epidemic proportions." But as Kathy McNamara-Meis revealed in the Winter 1995 Forbes MediaCritic, CASA's conclusions were based on a misleading comparison of results from a 1977 survey of all college women and a 1992 survey of freshman women.
An even more difficult barrier to applying the drunk
driving analogy to drinking while pregnant resided in the legal realm.
Despite local and provincial laws that emerged to prohibit the sale of alcohol to potentially drunk
and violent Indians, liquor persisted as a key trading commodity as well as a corrupting agent of native ways of living.