Archive for Alcohol

Don’t Hassle the Hoff – Especially about Alcohol Poisoning

Current ‘America’s Got Talent’ judge and former ‘Baywatch’ star, David Hasselhoff is denying accusations that he was hospitalized in Encino, California on Saturday, May 2nd, due to alcohol poisoning.

Earlier this week, Radar Online reported that David Hasselhoff’s daughter discovered him unconscious in his home. The online news source also reported that once he was hospitalized, his alcohol level was registered at a mind-blowing .39.

Now, TMZ is reporting that Hasselhoff’s ex wife, Pamela Bach, blew the story way out of proportion. However, with incomprehensible sentences like, “We’ve gotten to the bottom of the David Hasselhoff mystery, and it ain’t the way his ex is painting it”, I wouldn’t trust TMZ if one of their “reporters” wrote that their mother loves them.

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DUI Video of New York Yankees Pitcher Joba Chamberlain Hits the Internet

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TheSmokingGun.com posted a police video earlier this week that shows New York Yankees pitcher Joba Chamberlain being pulled over for DUI late last year. In the video, the 23-year-old Joba Chamberlain bad mouths Bronx Bomber Hall of Famer Yogi Berra

Check out Joba Chamberlain’s Nebraska State arrest information here. In the report, you can see that Joba Chamberlain was charged with DUI, having an open container, and speeding. Chamberlain was first pulled over for going 77 MPH in a 55 MPH zone.

Click Here to check out the original article and watch the video of Joba Chamberlain’s DUI arrest and field sobriety test from TheSmokingGun.com.

Alcohol Consumption Among College Students

A recent study on alcohol and drug education explored alcohol consumption among college students in order to better understand why college students drink, but more importantly, what factors contribute to changes in patterns of consumption. The study compared many commonly used measures of alcohol consumption, an independent survey along with former studies from the National Advisory Council on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and used that information in order to make accurate conclusions.

The study points out that increased alcohol consumption among college students is a growing problem. Understanding the drinking patterns of college students carries important implications for policy makers, college administrators and mental health professionals.

Participants in the survey were asked to measure the frequency and quantity of their alcohol consumption, and note the number of times they recall “binge drinking” (4 drinks for women and 5 drinks for men). However, it should be kept in mind that the surveys should be seen as a summary of behavior rather than an accurate measure of consumption patterns.

The study found that several important variables contribute to pattern changes in alcohol consumption among college students. Student drinking is contingent on a variety of external factors, including day of the week, school holidays, scheduled exam periods, and the week of the semester. Not only did the average of those who did drink vary from day to day, but the study also found that the composition of drinkers varied from week to week.

Furthermore, the study found that their may be a severe misrepresentation in current data concerning alcohol consumption among college students. The data showed an underestimation in the quantity of alcohol consumption during each occasion. The findings will be instrumental in improving the ability of college administrators and health professionals to adequately identify problem drinking and alcoholism.