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2016 U.S. Surgeon General's Facing Addiction in America Report on Alcohol, Drugs and Health Released
In 2015, over 27 million people in the United States reported current use of illicit drugs or misuse of prescription drugs, and over 66 million people (nearly a quarter of the adult and adolescent population) reported bingeidrinking in the past month.1 Alcohol and drug misuse and related disorders are major public health challenges that are taking an enormous toll on individuals, families, and society. Neighborhoods and communities as a whole are also suffering as a result of alcohol- and drug-related crime and violence, abuse and neglect of children, and the increased costs of health care associated with substance misuse. It is estimated that the yearly economic impact of substance misuse is $249 billion for alcohol misuse and $193 billion for illicit drug use. For the full report, see: https://addiction.surgeongeneral.gov
Parents of College Bound Youth: Don't Let Go Too Soon Infographics & Resources Available at www.KYPrevention.com/College-Parents/
Beaver Dam (Ohio County), Cumberland County, and Jackson (Breathitt County) recently passed a Mandated Responsible Beverage Server (RBS) Training Ordinance. As of August 2016, there are 97 RBS Ordinances in Kentucky.
July 2016 - NEW KY ABC Wet-Dry Map at http://www.abc.ky.gov/Licensing/Wet-Dry%20Map%207-2016.pdf
July 2016 - Powdered Alcohol is Banned in Kentucky KRS 241.010; KRS 244.652 (effective 2016-07-15)
Powdered or crystal alcohol is illegal. Powdered alcohol is similar to "Kool-aid" or "Crystal Light" as it is a powder that can be mixed with water to produce an alcoholic beverage drink. Kentucky, like many other states, has now banned this product.
Kentucky Alcohol Impaired Driving Prevention Infographics now available with new data from the Kentucky State Police on Impaired Driving in Kentucky (2016-08)
Download the 2014-2015 KY Compliance Check Data Report by Region and County (produced by the Alcohol PES, data courtesy of the KY ABC)
Jan 27, 2016, Alcohol PES Update - keep up with the latest news and information on alcohol prevention in Kentucky
- NEW Kentucky Social Host Sample News Article – For Teens, Alcohol is an Illegal & Dangerous Drug
- NEW Binge Drinking in Kentucky Facts Sheet
- SAMHSA’s 2015 Behavioral Health Barometer State Report – Kentucky
- KY General Assembly 2016 Regular Session – Alcohol Bills
Anheuser Busch transfers 2 KY distributorships after the 2015 KY State Legislature passed a bill to uphold the state's historic three-tier alcohol regulatory system.
- Public Health Goals of the Three-Tier System: (1) Deter undue producer influence on retailers; (2) Reduce competition and maintain an orderly market to restrict quantity discounting and maintain minimum prices; (3) Protect small retailers; and (4) Deter sales to minors
IN THE NEWS - NATIONAL UPDATES
U.S. Poison Control Center Calls related to kids younger than 12 ingesting hand sanitizer for a buzz have increased 400% since 2010
The American Academy of Pediatrics now recommends parents talk with their kids about alcohol by age 9
The Doctor's TV investigates "How Kids are Sneaking Alcohol" using everyday products like Vanilla Extract and Gummy Bears
"Today's Alcohol" - Higher Alcohol Content, Supersized Single Servings, Sweet Flavors, and Powdered and Vaporized Forms (NABCA Guide, 2015)
ALCOHOLJUSTICE.ORG - ALCOHOL INDUSTRY WATCHDOG
"November 6, 2014
Not only is AB InBev guzzling up craft brewers all over the country, they are also buying the related brewpubs, effectively removing the middle tier and setting themselves up as retailers as well. So much for the so-called protections of the 3-tier system.
AB InBev to Acquire Oregon Craft Brewer Purchase of 10 Barrel Brewing Is Company’s Latest Move to Tap U.S. Craft-Beer Industry Wall Street Journal By Mike Esterl November 5, 2014"
Melissa Etheridge, singer/songwriter, breast cancer survivor, and proponent of medical marijuana use, is launching her own brand of marijuana-infused wine, placing her name on a mixture of 2 potentially harmful drugs for profit.