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College Drinking Spikes Among Freshmen

The first six weeks of college are critical. That’s when habits related to future academic success can be formed. And that can be when drinking starts or is exacerbated, often due to student expectations and social pressures, according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.


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New Study Focuses On Light Drinking During Pregnancy

New research suggests that light drinking during pregnancy may not be harmful.


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Drinking Dirty Water: Is America’s Water Safety In Jeopardy?

Despite the Safe Drinking Water Act, you and your family may be drinking dirty water.


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Maryland State Police Release Preliminary DUI Numbers

Maryland State Police are releasing preliminary numbers about DUI arrests.


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Delegate Charged In Drunken Boating Crash Says Drinking Increased After Divorce

A Maryland lawmaker charged with operating a boat under the influence of alcohol says that he began drinking more after separating from his wife and feeling “betrayed” by longtime colleagues who voted for gay marriage.


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Outside Prosecutor To Probe Md. Delegate’s Crash

An outside prosecutor is helping investigate a boat crash involving a Maryland delegate from Anne Arundel County.


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Ocean City Changes Open Alcohol Container Law

Having an open container of alcohol in public in Ocean City is now an offense that can lead to an arrest.


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Program Offers Free Cab Rides Through New Year’s

A local nonprofit group is offering people in the D.C. area who have had too much to drink a free ride home through the end of the year.


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Best Places To Drink Like A Writer In Baltimore

Forget the critics, Baltimore is a writer’s city. The list of scribes that called Charm City home is long enough to make any New Yorker turn their head.


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Md. Judge On Leave After Drinking In Violation

A Maryland state judge convicted last year in a drunken-driving accident says he is taking an indefinite leave of absence after violating the terms of a reprimand by drinking alcohol.



Wine Drinking May Become Easier, More Pricey In Md

Wine drinking in Maryland could become much easier — though not without a price.


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D.C. Councilman Seeks Quick Fix To DUI Testing Woes

A D.C. councilman directed city officials Monday to speed up work on developing a better and more reliable system for catching drunken drivers, a year after flawed breath-testing equipment called into question hundreds of convictions.