Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Celebrating New Year's should involve safe drinking

Many people look forward to ringing in the New Year with a few rounds of beer, friends and lighthearted laughs.

Valerie Scarborough, alcohol and drug prevention coordinator at the University of Illinois Springfield, says good times can quickly become bad memories when peer pressure and a lack of restraint lead to dangerous dares at the bar counter.

Scarborough's comments were featured in a December 29, 2009, article published by Gatehouse Media.

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