You can legally drink and drive in the United States, but there's a limit. In every state, drivers can't get behind the wheel if their blood alcohol content is .08 or higher, but the National Transportation Safety Board wants the states to lower the legal limit to .05 or even lower. Now, that would bring the United States into agreement with much of the rest of the world.
A view from the bar in the taproom at Crooked Stave Artisanal Beer Project
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One of the country’s fastest growing beer types is defying traditional ideas of taste. Ranging from tart and sweet to strongly acidic, lovers of sours—called “sour heads”—are driving up demand for the brews.
Parents should tell parents about the risks of drinking long before they pop that first tab, a new campaign says.
Parents often dread talking to tweens and teens about alcohol. So the government is here to help. Really.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration launched a campaign today that aims to get parents talking with their children about alcohol as early as age 9.
Age 9? Eek!
That early start is important because children start to look at alcohol more positively between ages 9 and 13, researchers say. About 10 percent of 12-year-olds have tried alcohol. That number goes up to 50 percent by age 15.