DRUNKEN MAN WHO TIPPED WAITING STAFF $22K ARRESTED

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DRUNKEN MAN WHO TIPPED WAITING STAFF $22K ARRESTED Source: https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/ by Lauren Eads 21st February, 2019 Police arrested a man in Nashville on Monday on charges of public intoxication after he tipped servers US$22,000 at a downtown hotel bar. The inebriated individual tipped waiting staff around US$22,000 Joel Boyers, 39, attracted the attention of waiters after making several high value tips …

Maryland: Maryland lawmakers to debate who will oversee state’s alcohol laws

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Maryland: Maryland lawmakers to debate who will oversee state’s alcohol laws Source: https://wtop.com/ By Kate Ryan  February 21, 2019 The day before state legislative committees were to hold hearings over who should be regulating Maryland’s alcohol industry, key players in the debate held dueling news conferences featuring a healthy dose of trash talking. On the side of the status quo, Maryland …

6 Ways People Deny a Drug or Alcohol Problem

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6 Ways People Deny a Drug or Alcohol Problem How do people direct attention away from their problem to something else? Source: https://www.psychologytoday.com/ Feb 21, 2019 Many people who have struggled with alcohol or drugs or behaviors such as gambling often say they had a voice inside them whispering, “I have a problem.” The voice may get louder after a particularly …

SC:  South Carolina officials, MADD push stricter DUI legislation

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SC:  South Carolina officials, MADD push stricter DUI legislation FOX Carolina By Christina L. Myers, Associated Press February 12, 2019 COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina officials have joined members of Mothers Against Drunk Driving in support of stricter DUI legislation. Gov. Henry McMaster, law enforcement and some members of the General Assembly joined that group Tuesday on the Statehouse …

Alabama: State should control alcohol sales

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Alabama: State should control alcohol sales Source: https://www.oanow.com/ By Joe Godfrey Feb 15, 2019 It’s that time of year again. The Alabama Legislature is only days from its opening session, and lawmakers across the state are drafting bills they say will make Alabama better. As in years past, some special interest groups – big-box retailers and liquor distributors – are pushing …

How can we prevent alcohol-related harm in problem bars? 

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How can we prevent alcohol-related harm in problem bars?  Source: Public Action Management  by Pamela S. Erickson  February 21, 2019 It seems like every town has at least one problem bar. Regulators are quite familiar with this type of place. They are usually large venues offering live or recorded dance music and close late at night. They serve minimal food …

GA:  Brunswick businesses scoff at proposed ‘pour tax’

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GA:  Brunswick businesses scoff at proposed ‘pour tax’ Brunswick City Commissioners will consider on February 20. It’s an added expense alcohol selling businesses face that some are even petitioning. First Coast News By Alexander Osiadacz, Author February 18, 2019 BRUNSWICK, Ga. — A new pour tax could have some businesses in Brunswick paying more to the City. It’s part of …

Early onset of drinking and intoxication may lead to heavy drinking, alcohol dependence among people: Study

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Early onset of drinking and intoxication may lead to heavy drinking, alcohol dependence among people: Study Times Now News February 17, 2019   To prevent or delay early onset of drinking more should be known about the modifiable circumstances that enable these behaviours, the study suggested.   New York: Early onset of drinking and intoxication may lead to heavy drinking …

Self-serve beer expands, eliminating bar struggles and keg waste

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Self-serve beer expands, eliminating bar struggles and keg waste Source: beveragedaily.com February 18, 2019 Founder and CEO Josh Goodman became interested in the automated beverage industry after experiencing one too many crowded bars and struggling to order drinks. He started work on the idea in 2009 and launched the current system in 2015. Pour My Beer currently serves 184 spaces …