Are you drinking too much alcohol? (excerpt)

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Are you drinking too much alcohol? (excerpt) Here’s how to tell if you may have a drinking problem. Harvard Health Publishing October 2019 Alcoholic beverages are a “social lubricant.” At holiday and other parties, bouts of excessive drinking can seem like part of the celebration. But here’s something to think about as you raise your glass: drinking too much alcohol …

Alcohol firms promote moderate drinking, but it would ruin them (Excerpt)

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Alcohol firms promote moderate drinking, but it would ruin them (Excerpt) Governments are growing more suspicious of Big Booze Source: https://www.economist.com/ Oct 19th 2019 Of all the substances people intoxicate themselves with, alcohol is the least restricted and causes the most harm. Many illegal drugs are more dangerous to those who use them, but are relatively hard to obtain, which limits …

UI researchers plan a study to find more effective and efficient responses to alcohol use disorders

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UI researchers plan a study to find more effective and efficient responses to alcohol use disorders Paul Gilbert and co-investigators want to gather information on three main components of alcohol use disorder: different definitions and understandings of recovery, behavior change strategies used to get there, and the success rate of these strategies in order to formulate more responses to the …

The joy of booze but without the hangover or health risks. But is Britain ready for synthetic alcohol?

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The joy of booze but without the hangover or health risks. But is Britain ready for synthetic alcohol? Drinks that provide the joys of booze without the dangers are the holy grail for some party-goers… and one British scientist believes he has cracked the formula Source: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/ Tom Hoggins 16 OCTOBER 2019 A dry mouth and a pounding headache, early-morning breath …

U.S. senators target auto tech mandate to block drunk driving

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U.S. senators target auto tech mandate to block drunk driving Source: https://nationalpost.com/ David Shepardson October 16, 2019 Two U.S. senators on Wednesday plan to introduce legislation that would require automakers to install technology to prevent intoxicated drivers from starting a vehicle by the middle of the next decade. For more than 10 years, major automakers and the U.S. National Highway Traffic …

Champions of Responsibility Awards Dinner Recognizes Individuals for Lifetime Work Fighting Underage Drinking

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Champions of Responsibility Awards Dinner Recognizes Individuals for Lifetime Work Fighting Underage Drinking United Industry Effort Led by Responsibility.org and Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America to Keep Kids Alcohol-Free Source: WSWA October 17, 2019 Responsibility.org and Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) hosted the Inaugural Champions of Responsibility Awards Dinner tonight at the Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C. recognizing nominees …

United Kingdom:  Alcohol industry ‘puts pregnant women at risk’, researchers say

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United Kingdom:  Alcohol industry ‘puts pregnant women at risk’, researchers say Firms and bodies are casting doubt on health advice for expecting women to abstain from drinking The Guardian By Denis Campbell, Health policy editor October 14, 2019 Alcohol firms and bodies they fund are encouraging women to drink in pregnancy – putting their unborn child in danger – by publishing …

National Focus on Overdose Prevention Should Include Alcohol Too

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National Focus on Overdose Prevention Should Include Alcohol Too Technology Networks October 14, 2019 For several years, the national spotlight has shone on the need to prevent and rapidly treat opioid overdoses. But a new study suggests a need for more focus on the risk of alcohol overdoses among people who use opioids of all kinds, cocaine, marijuana and certain …

Gen Z drinkers less likely to order alcohol online than millennials, and more generational alcohol trends from this Drizly survey

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Gen Z drinkers less likely to order alcohol online than millennials, and more generational alcohol trends from this Drizly survey Craft Brewing Business By Chris Crowell October 14, 2019 Drizly, a growing alcohol ecommerce platform, conducted some research on how Americans shop for adult beverages, both in-store and online. Surprisingly, it found that the most digital generation, Gen Z consumers, …

OH:  Ordering ‘angel shot’ at bar is code word for help

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OH:  Ordering ‘angel shot’ at bar is code word for help The Columbus Dispatch By Megan Henry October 6, 2019 Patrons at several central Ohio bars can order an angel shot, a code signaling that they need a bartender’s help to get out of an unsafe situation. Oddfellows Liquor Bar, Bodega, Mikey’s Late Night Slice, Condado Tacos and Woodlands Tavern …