How Much Alcohol Can Kill You? It Depends

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How Much Alcohol Can Kill You? It Depends Healthline Medically reviewed by Deborah Weatherspoon, Ph.D., R.N., CRNA — Written by Adam England May 6, 2021 May 11, 2021 It’s tricky to know just how much alcohol can kill you. It might not be something you tend to think about when you’re relaxing with a few drinks and a few friends. …

Brain Research: A Focus on Childhood Trauma and Alcohol Misuse

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Brain Research: A Focus on Childhood Trauma and Alcohol Misuse NIAAA May 11, 2021 News reports of college drinking tragedies, and concerns about increased access to alcohol in the home during the pandemic, make clear that COVID-19 has provided no reprieve from the problems of underage drinking. A perennial public health priority, alcohol misuse by young people increases the likelihood …

MD:  Half of Marylanders think state drunk driving penalties are not harsh enough, reveals poll.

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MD:  Half of Marylanders think state drunk driving penalties are not harsh enough, reveals poll. The Southern Maryland Chronicle by Staff May 10, 2021 Despite the legal consequences of drinking and driving, the NHTSA reports that across the United States, nearly 30 people are killed every single day in drunk-driving accidents, which is roughly equivalent to one death every 50 minutes. Even though bars …

MI:  Moderation in Alcohol Consumption Urged Among Older People

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MI:  Moderation in Alcohol Consumption Urged Among Older People Michigan.gov Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs May 6, 2021 May 6, 2021 – Keep tabs on your alcohol consumption especially if you are getting older, have health issues or take medications, urges the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Director Elizabeth Hertel and the Michigan Liquor Control Commission …

WY:  Drinking stayed high but shifted from bars to liquor stores amid pandemic

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WY:  Drinking stayed high but shifted from bars to liquor stores amid pandemic Rocket Miner By Emily Mieure and Tom Hallberg Jackson Hole News & Guide Via Wyoming Exchange April 28, 2021 JACKSON — Despite a long career working in the retail liquor industry, Dave Erickson has never witnessed anything like what happened during the COVID-19 pandemic. “It was extremely …

FL:  Florida lawmakers pass ‘Alcohol to go’ bill

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FL:  Florida lawmakers pass ‘Alcohol to go’ bill My Sun Coast By Jim Turner April 28, 2021 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (News Service of Florida) – Florida lawmakers gave final approval Wednesday night to a bill that would make permanent a change allowing restaurants to sell alcoholic drinks with take-home meals. Gov. Ron DeSantis last spring issued an executive order that included so-called …

OK:  Oklahoma bill increases punishment for adults who provide alcohol to minors

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OK:  Oklahoma bill increases punishment for adults who provide alcohol to minors News 8 by Cassidy Mudd, KTUL Staff April 28th 2021 OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (KTUL) — Gov. Kevin Stitt signed legislation Tuesday that increases punishment for adults who knowingly sell or provide alcohol to minors. Senate Bill 283 will require those convicted to attend a victims impact panel program, along with other current …

Simple parenting strategies can help kids avoid alcoholism and other addictions, Vermont author says

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Simple parenting strategies can help kids avoid alcoholism and other addictions, Vermont author says Burlington Free Press By April Barton April 28, 2021 Jessica Lahey, a local author, is getting acclaim for her new book and its goal to help prevent kids from engaging in substance use. “The Addiction Inoculation: Raising Healthy Kids in a Culture of Dependence” provides simple tenets parents …

Teens speak up for themselves on heady topics

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Teens speak up for themselves on heady topics Youth drinking and partying focus of county event Canyon Courier By Paul Albani-Burgio April 29, 2021 Teen drinking and partying was front and center at the April 22 Jefferson County Communities That Care Youth Voices event. For the past four-and-half-months, 35 high school and college students have been at work on projects …

United Kingdom:  New alcohol policy research network launched across UK and Ireland

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United Kingdom:  New alcohol policy research network launched across UK and Ireland University of Stirling April 29, 2021 A new network for alcohol policy researchers in the UK and Ireland has officially launched today (29 April 2021), led by the University of Stirling’s Professor Niamh Fitzgerald and Trinity College Dublin’s Professor Joe Barry. The Alcohol Research Network UK-Ireland (ACORN) will …