Paternal alcohol consumption before conception could affect child development

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Paternal alcohol consumption before conception could affect child development News Medical and Life Sciences Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc. March 30 2020 Scientists at the University of California, Riverside, have explored the relationship between parental alcohol consumption — before conception in the case of fathers and during pregnancy in the case of mothers — and offspring development. In a paper published …

The Bay Area is drinking 42% more alcohol than usual while sheltering in place

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The Bay Area is drinking 42% more alcohol than usual while sheltering in place Source: https://www.sfchronicle.com/ Esther Mobley March 31, 2020 You aren’t the only one who’s been drinking more. During the first week of sheltering in place, Bay Area residents drank more alcohol than usual – 42% more than usual, in fact, according to data from BACtrack, a San …

Americans are drinking a crazy amount of alcohol during coronavirus lockdown

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Americans are drinking a crazy amount of alcohol during coronavirus lockdown Source: https://nypost.com/ By Mary Huhn March 31, 2020 Americans are concocting cocktails to cope with the coronavirus – and lots of them. US sales of alcoholic beverages have risen 55 percent in the week ending March 21, according to Nielsen data. Hard alcohol, such as gin, tequila and premixed …

Social drinking at a time of social distancing

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Social drinking at a time of social distancing As people move their drinking and social habits to the online world, social media content & engagement that offers a sense of discovery, community and social giving will do well in today’s climate. Source: https://www.theiwsr.com/ March 25, 2020 Now more than ever, consumers want to stay connected to the people, places and products …

Finland:  Experts: Coronavirus measures could increase alcoholism, social problems

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Finland:  Experts: Coronavirus measures could increase alcoholism, social problems Uutiset March 30, 2020 The novel coronavirus crisis could be putting a financial and social strain on families and people who live alone. As people get used to telecommuting, home schooling and social distancing during the novel coronavirus pandemic, experts say they fear that substance abuse and child welfare problems could …

Coronavirus is causing a rise in drug and alcohol relapses

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Coronavirus is causing a rise in drug and alcohol relapses Source: https://nypost.com/ By Alexandria Hein March 30, 2020 As the nation gets more stringent about non-essential travel and bans on group gatherings to slow the spread of coronavirus, one expert says the pandemic may result in an unintended rise in drug and alcohol relapses among those who are in recovery. …

United Kingdom: OFF-LICENCES (Package Stores) DECLARED ‘ESSENTIAL’ BY UK GOVERNMENT

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United Kingdom: OFF-LICENCES (Package Stores) DECLARED ‘ESSENTIAL’ BY UK GOVERNMENT Source: https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/ by Patrick Schmitt 25th March, 2020 Shops selling alcohol are to stay open in the UK as the government adds off-licences to the list of businesses deemed “essential” during the lockdown. In a move that will come as a welcome relief to traders and millions of people across the UK, the …

WHO thinks alcohol is an ‘unhelpful coping strategy’ for coronavirus cabin fever

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WHO thinks alcohol is an ‘unhelpful coping strategy’ for coronavirus cabin fever Source: https://nypost.com/ By Amanda Woods March 27, 2020 A World Health Organization official is urging people to lay off the booze – calling it an “unhelpful coping strategy” for cabin fever during the COVID-19 lockdown, according to a new report. Dr. Aiysha Malik, a technical officer at WHO …

South Africa:  Collective Cold Turkey: Mental health professionals concerned about sudden withdrawal of alcohol

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South Africa:  Collective Cold Turkey: Mental health professionals concerned about sudden withdrawal of alcohol Daily Maverick By Marianne Thamm March 27, 2020 The blanket prohibition on the sale of alcohol during the Covid-19 lockdown has raised serious concerns among mental health professionals of the risks associated with the sudden and unsupported withdrawal of addictive substances, particularly alcohol. South Africa is a …

The liquor industry faces an uncertain future. But if it survived Prohibition, it can survive the coronavirus

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The liquor industry faces an uncertain future. But if it survived Prohibition, it can survive the coronavirus Fortune By John Kell March 27, 2020 It took a day for Chris Montana, owner of the DuNord Distillery in Minneapolis, to draft an email to his staff to tell them they no longer had jobs. Of the layoffs, Montana says, “That’s an …