Drink smarter, live longer: 20 ways to have a better relationship with alcohol (Excerpt)

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Drink smarter, live longer: 20 ways to have a better relationship with alcohol (Excerpt) Source: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/ Anna Maxted 22 SEPTEMBER 2018 The drinking habits of the middle-aged are endlessly fascinating to doctors and scientists. And probably not because we’re so good at it. Hot on the heels of a UK government campaign that beseeches midlifers to lay off the sauce for …

MD:  What’s on tap for Maryland’s liquor laws?

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MD:  What’s on tap for Maryland’s liquor laws? Herald Mail Media By Tamela Baker September 22, 2018 ANNAPOLIS — A new task force is reviewing alcohol regulations in Maryland, and the members are looking at everything from production and sales to the impact of alcohol on public health. But mainly, they’ll be looking at whether it’s the Office of the …

American Indian communities in Idaho awarded $1.8 million from justice department

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American Indian communities in Idaho awarded $1.8 million from justice department Idaho Press By Idaho Press Staff September 23, 2018 Two American Indian tribes in Idaho on Wednesday were awarded $1.8 million from the U.S. Department of Justice in grants to improve public safety in their communities. According to a news release from the Idaho U.S. Attorney’s Office, the money …

MI:  Ordinance change reflects new MIP alcohol law

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MI:  Ordinance change reflects new MIP alcohol law Fenton police can now handle ‘minor in possession’ offenses Tri-County Times By Vera Hogan, Associate Editor September 16, 2018 On Monday, Sept. 9, after the second reading of an ordinance amendment, the Fenton City Council voted unanimously to change the local ordinance on the purchase, possession and consumption of alcoholic liquor by minors …

United Kingdom:  Middle-class ‘consume more drugs and alcohol’ than poorest

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United Kingdom:  Middle-class ‘consume more drugs and alcohol’ than poorest UK re Middle-class people consume more alcohol and illegal drugs than those living below the poverty line, according to a report by a cross-party group of academics and campaigners. The Guardian By Sarah Marsh September 16, 2018 The report, compiled by the Social Metrics Commission, compared the circumstances of those living above and …

Centers For Disease Control: During Binges, U.S. Adults Have 17 Billion Drinks a Year

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Centers For Disease Control: During Binges, U.S. Adults Have 17 Billion Drinks a Year Space Coast Daily By Centers for Disease Control and Prevention September 17, 2018 CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION — U.S. adults consumed more than 17 billion binge drinks in 2015, or about 470 binge drinks per binge drinker, according to a first-of-its-kind study released by the Centers …

Liquor Makers Fight for Equal Footing on Military Bases

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Liquor Makers Fight for Equal Footing on Military Bases Pentagon’s decision to exclude spirits but allow sales of beer and wine is seen as another blow to the liquor industry’s reputation The Wall Street Journal By Saabira Chaudhuri September 15, 2018 Spirits companies have fought for decades to convince consumers and regulators that liquor should be treated the same as beer …

VA:  Youth Leadership Efforts to Prevent Alcohol Use

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VA:  Youth Leadership Efforts to Prevent Alcohol Use News Release Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority September 19, 2018 RICHMOND – An event for 14- to 16-year-olds in Newport News that included dancing, games, movies and basketball, as well as workshops about the dangers of alcohol and drug use was fun and award-winning for a hard-working team of four Newport News …

In response to critic, NIH alcoholism institute changes online explanation of cancer risk from drinking

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In response to critic, NIH alcoholism institute changes online explanation of cancer risk from drinking STAT By Sharon Begley September 17, 2018 In response to criticism that it soft-pedaled the cancer risk from consuming alcohol, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism changed information on its website to say that “there is a strong scientific consensus of an association between alcohol drinking and several …

Self-Regulation Significant to Overcoming Early Adversity in Drug and Alcohol Abuse

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Self-Regulation Significant to Overcoming Early Adversity in Drug and Alcohol Abuse SWHelper September 19, 2018 Self-regulation may hold the key to helping young adults overcome their risk for developing alcohol and drug problems, according to recent research from the University of Georgia. The study looked at 225 non-college-educated adults aged 18-25 from lower socioeconomic backgrounds who grew up in rural …