United Kingdom:  Asda and Drinkaware team up for alcohol awareness campaign

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United Kingdom:  Asda and Drinkaware team up for alcohol awareness campaign Drinks Retailing News By Martin Green January 38, 2020 Alcohol education charity Drinkaware set up stalls in 47 Asda stores across the UK this month in a bid to help shoppers drink responsibly. It is the fourth year of a successful partnership between the industry-funded charity and the retailer. Around …

Russia:  Nearly Third Of Crimes In Russia Committed Under Alcohol Influence – Statistics

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Russia:  Nearly Third Of Crimes In Russia Committed Under Alcohol Influence – Statistics UR Dupoint By Fahad Shabbir  January 28, 2020 MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik – 28th January, 2020) Almost one in three offenses in Russia were committed last year under the influence of spirits, official figures published Monday by the Interior Ministry showed. The ministry said that 30.7 percent of crimes involved …

This interdisciplinary research team presses start on a new approach to alcohol education

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This interdisciplinary research team presses start on a new approach to alcohol education The College of New Jersey January 27, 2020 NEW JERSEY – How do you start a conversation with college students about drinking responsibly in today’s digital-first world? According to faculty from the School of the Arts and Communication, the answer starts by playing a video game. Yifeng …

UT Affairs: The long battle of alcohol policy

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UT Affairs: The long battle of alcohol policy UT Daily Beacon by Emma Boyle, Columnist January 27, 2020  The University of Tennessee has a long and curious history with alcohol, ranging from fraternities regulating themselves to become alcohol-free by 2001, to the Princeton Review coincidentally naming UT the top party school in 2001. While we are no longer ranked as …

NE:  Nebraska lawmakers pass ‘Party Bus Bill’

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NE:  Nebraska lawmakers pass ‘Party Bus Bill’ 3 News Now By: KMTV Staff February 13, 2020 LINCOLN, Neb. (KMTV) – A measure known as the “Party Bus Bill” was passed by state lawmakers on Thursday. It would require companies that operate special party buses to obtain an annual license from the state Liquor Control Commission. The commission would be able to …

Alcohol Abuse Among Seniors

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Alcohol Abuse Among Seniors Has a habit become a problem for any of your residents? Advance Senior Care By Elaine Howley February 13, 2020 Though many of us associate excessive alcohol consumption with young people — think frat houses and keg parties — the truth is alcoholism can affect people of any age. The Alcohol Addiction Center reports older adults have some …

BU Study: State alcohol laws focus on drunk driving; they could do much more

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BU Study: State alcohol laws focus on drunk driving; they could do much more First-of-its-kind study scores states on alcohol policy, finding even Utah, the state with the strongest alcohol laws, has a lot of room for improvement News Release Boston University School Of Medicine February 13, 2020 A new Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) study finds a …

Can beauty be-er ignored?

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Can beauty be-er ignored? The science behind the ‘beer goggles’ effect News Release Edge Hill University February 13, 2020 Dr Rebecca Monk and Professor Derek Heim carried out a computer-based study in bars and pubs local to the University’s Ormskirk campus, by asking participants to respond to stimuli while ignoring photos of attractive and unattractive faces. The findings of the …

The Politics of Drinking in Revolutionary Russia

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The Politics of Drinking in Revolutionary Russia To leaders, the ideal Soviet worker should be sober. Actual workers had other thoughts. Daily By: Livia Gershon February 13, 2020 To many teetotalers, it’s baffling that so many people spend so much time and money poisoning their bodies. To many drinkers, the reasons are utterly obvious. A particularly striking example of this conflict comes …

PA:  Deana’s Law to tighten DUI penalties passes Senate 43-6

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PA:  Deana’s Law to tighten DUI penalties passes Senate 43-6 The Bradford Era January 29, 2020 The Pennsylvania Senate overwhelmingly passed “Deana’s Law” 43-6 Tuesday, a package of reforms to the state’s DUI laws that would increase penalties for repeat drunk drivers and implement new technology aimed at alerting law enforcement of possible infractions before drivers can get behind the …