Alcohol http://wesa.fm en How Texting Could Help Prevent Binge Drinking http://wesa.fm/post/how-texting-could-help-prevent-binge-drinking <p>Could text messaging help reduce binge drinking among young adults?</p><p>A new study from the University of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine suggests that this might be the case.</p><p>According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Binge drinking is considered to be five drinks or more for men and &nbsp;four drinks or more for women generally over a two hour period.</p><p>Brian Suffoletto, lead author of the study and an assistance professor of emergency medicine at Pitt, said binge drinking in the U.S. has become an epidemic.</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 07:30:00 +0000 Jessica Nath 32483 at http://wesa.fm Study: Teens Who Drink Alone More Likely to Develop Drinking Problems in Adulthood http://wesa.fm/post/study-teens-who-drink-alone-more-likely-develop-drinking-problems-adulthood <p>The legal drinking age in the U.S. is 21, but as many people who’ve gone through high school and who are familiar with pop culture know, kids finds ways around that all the time.</p><p>A new study from researchers at the University of Pittsburgh finds that teens that do their drinking alone may be at greater risk for alcohol problems later in life.</p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 08:30:00 +0000 Deanna Garcia 20209 at http://wesa.fm Allegheny County: #1 In Liquor Sales http://wesa.fm/post/allegheny-county-1-liquor-sales <p>The week leading up to Thanksgiving is always a high volume time for liquor sales, and the action in the Pittsburgh area is always among the heaviest in the state. In fact, PLCB stores in Allegheny County sold more wine and spirits in all of 2012 than any other county in Pennsylvania.</p><p>According to the state Liquor Control Board (LCB), the county made up 13.4 percent of state sales, bringing in more than $260 million; Philadelphia was second at $231 million.</p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 08:30:00 +0000 Michael Lynch 19900 at http://wesa.fm How Much is Too Much? Should Bars Be Responsible For Irresponsible Drinkers? http://wesa.fm/post/how-much-too-much-should-bars-be-responsible-irresponsible-drinkers <p></p><p><a href="http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/local/neighborhoods-city/owners-of-south-sides-hofbrauhaus-settle-in-girls-death-for-156-million-686644/" style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>Two weeks ago</strong></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Hofbrauhaus<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in the South Side agreed to pay $15.6 million in a settlement after one of their patrons consumed copious amounts of alcohol and proceeded to kill a seven year old girl while driving drunk down Carson Street. When a bar patron has too much to drink resulting in an accident who is ultimately at fault? And when it comes to serving drinks, how do you know when a patron has had too much. How do you handle the situation?</span></p><p> Tue, 21 May 2013 13:44:16 +0000 Heather McClain 9924 at http://wesa.fm How Much is Too Much? Should Bars Be Responsible For Irresponsible Drinkers?