With So Many Options To Get Home, Why Do People Still Drink & Drive?More than 400 people were arrested for drinking and driving over the St. Patrick’s Day weekend – that’s up 28 percent from last year, when the same amount of troopers were out on the road.
Binge Drinking Costs Minnesota Billions, Study SaysThe Centers for Disease Control found excessive drinking cost the U.S. $249 billion in 2010. The dollar figure covers everything from disease to crimes where alcohol played a role. Minnesota accounted for $3.8 billion and Wisconsin $4.4 billion.
Fired Minnesota Lottery Executive Sues For Her Job BackA former senior executive at the Minnesota State Lottery who was fired amid a bout with alcohol abuse is suing her ex-boss and the state on claims she was discriminated against because of her gender and her chemical dependency.
More Students Turning To Crowdfunding For TuitionWith the cost of tuition rising every year, crowd fundraising site GoFundMe reports more people are turning to the internet to ask for help. The College Board estimates the average college student graduates with $30,000 in loans.
Are You A Problem Drinker? More Than 1 In 10 Americans Are, Study SaysMore than one in ten Americans have a drinking problem, and many never get treatment.
Study: Kids Who Try Alcohol Early More Likely To Abuse ItIt has always been a hot topic: kids and alcohol. So, should you let them try a sip, or not? A new long-term study found that kids who had sipped alcohol were more likely to start drinking earlier and to abuse alcohol.