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Grapevine : April 2011
Effects of AA on women returning from prison New research analyzing the e ects of AA on incarcerated women found that if they attended AA meetings once a week or more, it significantly decreased the levels of alcohol-related consequences, and the total days they spent drinking. Researchers recruited 223 haz- ardously-drinking women (averaged around 12 drinks per drinking day) from the women's facility at the Rhode Island Department of Corrections Adult Correctional Institute and ran two ses- sions -- one during incarceration and one a er release -- along with a one-, three- and six-month follow-up. is research is the first of its kind to evaluate AA attendance and alcohol- related outcomes among incarcerated hazardously-drinking women returning to the community. Source: Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, March 2011 TV-Watching Teens See More Alcohol Ads Fueled largely by an increase in distilled spirits advertising on cable television, the growth rate in youths' exposure to televised alcohol ads is outpacing that for adults. A report from the Center on Alcohol Market- ing and Youth (CAMY) indicated that exposure of youths 12 to 20 to alcohol ads on U.S. television in- creased 71 percent from 2001 to 2009. e average TV-watch- ing youth saw 366 alcohol ads in 2009. "Alcohol companies have stepped up their advertising e orts on television -- particularly on cable networks," said CAMY director David H. Jernigan, Ph.D. "And the result is an alarming hike in youth exposure." Source: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, aagrapevine.org 61 Alcoholism At Large e purpose of these pages is to o er information that may further readers' understanding of the medical, legal and social aspects of alcoholism; the severity and international scope of the illness; and the worldwide e orts being made to combat it. Publication here does not imply endorsement or a liation. AA does not conduct or participate in research, nor does it hold any opinion on research conducted by others. This young viewer will see one alcohol ad per day.