The lies we tell ourselves about drinking

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The lies we tell ourselves about drinking If that evening ‘stress-relieving’ glass of wine (or three) is now a daily fixture, it might be time for some sober truths Source: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/ August 8, 2022 Apologies if you are reading this with a glass of something restorative in one hand, but last week, two new studies suggested that the drinking patterns …

Is alcohol a depressant? If so, what are the effects?

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Is alcohol a depressant? If so, what are the effects? USA TODAY By Daryl Perry August 5, 2022 Although is a central nervous system depressant, which is a type of drug that slows down communication between the brain and the body. Whether you drink alcohol regularly or save it for special celebrations, it is a common aspect of many people’s …

RRForum Research Briefs: Insights and learnings from 25 years of research in responsible retailing

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RRForum Research Briefs: Insights and learnings from 25 years of research in responsible retailing Responsible Retail Forum By Brad Krevor August 2, 2022 Research Brief #5: How to improve compliance part III – Incentivizing staff performance  Context: Licensees who have taken what appear to be reasonable measures to prevent underage sales and service find that sales to minors can still …

NC: Could pandemic drinking come at a massive cost to public health?

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NC: Could pandemic drinking come at a massive cost to public health? CBS TV 17 By Joedy McCreary August 3, 2022 RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — When the COVID-19 pandemic began, stocking up on liquor and drinking those lockdowns away turned into something of a macabre punchline. But it’s not funny anymore. From a public health perspective, it’s becoming a big …

Too Many Adults Don’t Know the Definition of a Standard Drink

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Too Many Adults Don’t Know the Definition of a Standard Drink Source: https://www.realclearpolicy.com/ By Amanda Berger August 3, 2022 Anyone who has wandered the alcohol aisle of their local grocery or liquor store recently has seen that consumers have an incredible number of drink choices these days. Beyond beer, wine and spirits, there are now a variety of “ready-to-drink” (RTD) …

SD: South Dakota’s 24/7 Alcohol-Testing Program Could go National

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SD: South Dakota’s 24/7 Alcohol-Testing Program Could go National My KXLG By Stu Whitney South Dakota News Watch July 21, 2022 A zero-tolerance testing approach to reducing drunken driving and other alcohol-related crimes that started in South Dakota could broaden its reach nationally, despite critics’ concerns that it restricts some participants’ constitutional rights. The 24/7 Sobriety program, pioneered by former …

Special Report: In New Mexico, AlcohoI Kills Many More Than Is Typical

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Special Report: In New Mexico, AlcohoI Kills Many More Than Is Typical KHN July 26, 2022 In a series of articles, New Mexico In Depth shines the light on alcohol abuse in the state, with deaths from alcohol-related causes running at three times the national average. Alcohol myths, violence and abuse, intoxicated driving, and more issues are examined. New Mexico …

Alcohol deaths from pandemic drinking are predicted to rise

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Alcohol deaths from pandemic drinking are predicted to rise BBC News By Michelle Roberts, Digital health editor July 26, 2022 Heavy home drinking during the pandemic may have set habits that will lead to rises in alcohol-related deaths and illness in England, forecasters warn. The work, commissioned for the NHS, suggests even under the best-case scenario of people cutting back …