College-age Drinking http://kplu.org en WSU Tries New Tactics Against Booze http://kplu.org/post/wsu-tries-new-tactics-against-booze <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;">Washington State University will try some new actions to reduce binge drinking by students, including scheduling more Friday morning classes, and notifying parents if an underage student is caught drinking.</p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;"><p>The Pullman-based university announced a series of changes on Monday. The reform process started after a student died of alcohol poisoning in October.</p> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 18:38:46 +0000 The Associated Press 9603 at http://kplu.org Designated Drivers Often Fail To Abstain From Drinking http://kplu.org/post/designated-drivers-often-fail-abstain-drinking We might need to change the definition of a designated driver from noble abstainer to something along the lines of not as drunk as you.<p>The idea of having one person in a group agree not to drink so that everyone else can get home safely after a night of alcohol-fueled fun has been promoted as a way to reduce the dangers of drunken driving, especially among teenagers and young adults.<p>But when researchers put the idea to the test, the results weren't all that reassuring. Mon, 10 Jun 2013 15:48:33 +0000 9030 at http://kplu.org Designated Drivers Often Fail To Abstain From Drinking Will alcohol policies help WSU finally shed its image? http://kplu.org/post/will-alcohol-policies-help-wsu-finally-shed-its-image <p></p><p>Last October, a freshman at Washington State University passed out after consuming hard liquor and an energy drink. The student <a href="http://dailyevergreen.wsu.edu/read/WSU-reacts-to-student-death-with-creation-of-substance-task-force">later died in the hospital</a>. His blood alcohol level was about five times the legal limit.</p><p>That led to some soul-searching on the campus in Pullman, Wash.</p><p>It turns out an average of 200 students each year end up in the ER at Pullman Regional Hospital for alcohol poisoning and alcohol-related injuries. Thu, 21 Mar 2013 23:44:03 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 8096 at http://kplu.org Will alcohol policies help WSU finally shed its image? College students: Heavy drinking has its upsides http://kplu.org/post/college-students-heavy-drinking-has-its-upsides <p><em>&ldquo;It&rsquo;s as though they think that the good effects of drinking keep getting better &hellip;&rdquo;</em></p><p>A new study with implications for alcohol intervention programs on college campuses around the country finds that many students believe the benefits of boozing it up outweigh the downsides.</p><p> Thu, 14 Jul 2011 19:11:31 +0000 Jake Ellison 2090 at http://kplu.org College students: Heavy drinking has its upsides Washington Bans Alcohol Energy Drinks http://kplu.org/post/washington-bans-alcohol-energy-drinks <p>Washington state is banning alcoholic energy drinks. The state Liquor Control Board adopted the new rule this morning. The ban takes effect next week, on November 18th.</p><p>It comes after nine Central Washington University students were hospitalized after a party last month. Authorities say they drank the caffeinated malt liquor beverage Four Loko.</p> Wed, 10 Nov 2010 19:05:28 +0000 Gary Davis 118 at http://kplu.org Washington Bans Alcohol Energy Drinks