Category Archives: Alcohol & Drugs

Qsymia

Qsymia

On July 17, 2012 the Federal Drug Administration (or FDA) approved a new weight loss pill. You may have already seen ads for it, but I’d like to take a moment to give you the facts. The pill is called Qsymia; your guess is as…

Last Call App

“Last Call”

Do you know about the iPhone app “Last Call”? It’s meant to warn people when they should stop drinking if they’re planning on driving. The way it works is as follows: you’re supposed to track your drinks on the app, and as you add the drinks, the…

Alcohol and Brain

Alcohol On the Brain

To be completely honest, when I was younger I never understood why the legal drinking age in the US is 21. I always thought of age as a random line in the sand, and that it really didn’t mean much. No one ever “suddenly” feels mature…

Aerosol Can

Huffing

I’m sure that most of you are tired of hearing that drinking and driving is bad, but how often do you hear that driving under the influence of other substances is bad too? Unfortunately, I know a lot of people that think it’s okay.

SADD

Preventing Destructive Decisions: Contract for Life

Are you familiar with the Contract for Life? Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) designed a contract that facilitates communication between young people and their parents about potentially destructive decisions related to alcohol, drugs, peer pressure, and behavior. In this contract, a teen acknowledges the many…

Whisky In a Can

Whisky In a Can

On the heels of the complete marketing fiasco known as Four Loko, Panama-based company “Scottish Spirits” is apparently looking to one-up the morally reprehensible product. For the first time ever, a company is promoting a 12 ounce can of whiskey. Yes, 12 ounces of straight…

K2

Synthetic Pot

There has been a lot of concern recently about a combination of herbs laced with synthetic marijuana being sold online and even in neighborhood corner stores. You may have heard the substance being called K2 or Spice. It has received a lot of attention lately because…

Alcoholic Whipped Cream

Alcoholic Whipped Cream?

That’s right, you’ve heard correctly; alcoholic whipped cream is now available on the market. “Whipped Lightning” is reportedly the most alcoholic “whipahol”, coming in at about 18% alcohol per volume, and is available in a variety of flavors. “Cream” is slightly less alcoholic at 15%…

Don't Drink and Drive

Drinking and Driving

Sometimes it’s hard to understand the severity of things until they have been put into context. For example, I always hear people saying “Don’t drink and drive”. I don’t drink and drive, but I also never thought that an accident related to drunk driving would happen to someone…