Trainwreck: A Film out of the Box or out of the Past?

Trainwreck’s treatment of binge drinking and pot smoking is reminiscent of the “happy drunk” portrayals of yesteryear. How edgy is that? Answer: not very.

Beer, Bud Light, and Changing the Culture of “Whatever”

Much of the outrage over Bud Light tagline—“the perfect beer for removing the word ‘no’ from your vocabulary for the night”—has subsided. But the question is: What does it take to change a culture inspired by the brand’s “Up for Whatever” lifestyle?

Top Five Myths About Alcohol

April is Alcohol Awareness Month: This year’s theme is “For the Health of It: Early Education on Alcoholism and Addiction.” As a clinician, I’m grateful for the emphasis on education and the chance to separate five top myths about alcohol from fact.

Student Safety: Addressing College Drinking and Sexual Assault on Campus

A deeper look at how college administrators and the student body can improve campus safety in response to reports of sexual assault.

The Down Side of Bud Light’s “Up for Whatever” Weekend

Anheuser-Busch flew 1,000 young people to Crested Butte, Colorado, for its “Up for Whatever” ad campaign, rewarding them for using alcohol to fuel their fun.