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Pilot arrested On Tarmac After Failing Breathalyzer Before Take Off

March 20, 2016

Failing Breathalyzer

This past weekend, an American Airlines Co-Pilot was arrested on the tarmac as passengers looked on after failing a breathalyzer test. The flight about to leave the Detroit Metropolitan airport was en route to Philadelphia, was immediately canceled.

A Transportation Security Agent was the first person to witness the pilot acting suspiciously. Minutes before the flight was scheduled to take off, the airport police were contacted. The co-pilot reportedly failed the initial onsite breathalyzer test. The co-pilot also reportedly failed a second test after being arrested.

FAA rules state that “no person may operate or attempt to operate an aircraft” within eight hours of having consumed alcohol or “with a blood alcohol content of 0.04 percent or greater.” The agency recommends that pilots wait 24 hours from the last use of alcohol before flying. “This is a serious matter and we are assisting local law enforcement and the Federal Aviation Administration with the investigation,” American Airlines said in a statement. “We will handle this matter appropriately as the safety and care of our customers and employees is our highest priority.”

“A hangover effect, produced by alcoholic beverages after the acute intoxication has worn off, may be just as dangerous as the intoxication itself,” FAA guidelines state. “Symptoms commonly associated with a hangover are headache, dizziness, dry mouth, stuffy nose, fatigue, upset stomach, irritability, impaired judgment and increased sensitivity to bright light.” The guidelines then adds, “A pilot with these symptoms would certainly not be fit to safely operate an aircraft.”

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Study Shows Party Never Stops for Fraternity Brothers

May 23 2016

Study Shows Party Never Stops for Fraternity Brothers

Fraternities are generally shown in films doing crazy stunts, and throwing massive parties. In 2014, some 1,800 college students died from drinking-related causes, drunk students perpetrated 696,000 assaults and close to 100,000 students were sexually assaulted or raped in incidents involving alcohol, according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism’s rough estimate.

Not all events involved college fraternities, but because brothers are more likely to drink more heavily than their peers, the fraternal enthusiasm for drinking is a prime target for intervention. New research indicates these interventions were not as successful with members of Greek organizations to their nonaffiliated counterparts.

According to a review representing more than 20 years of research recently published in the American Psychological Association’s Health Psychology journal, fraternities seem to resist alcohol education and lessons from peer-mediated groups.

“Stronger interventions may need to be developed for student members of Greek letter organizations,” said Lori A. J. Scott-Sheldon, a Brown University psychologist and author of the report.

It is possible that interventions do have effects not captured in the review, due to a phenomenon psychologists call the sleeper effect, in which an argument does not lead to immediate change, but proves to be persuasive in the long run.

“Basically kids can be very smart, but ignorant about alcohol as a drug,” University of Pennsylvania addiction expert Charles O’Brien told NBC News in a recent interview. “It’s really ridiculous. Officials say, ‘alcohol and drugs.’ Alcohol is a drug just as much as cocaine.” O’Brien said that the University of Pennsylvania now has full-time staff who monitor alcohol consumption on campus, which has helped curb heavy drinking at the school.

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