WY:  Casper police chief advises against loosening open-container laws

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WY:  Casper police chief advises against loosening open-container laws Star Tribune By Katie King August 15, 2018 City leaders ultimately didn’t reach a decision this week on whether to loosen alcohol regulations in Casper — but it appears unlikely that any drastic changes are on the horizon. “Just a little bit of regulation of alcohol goes a long way,” said …

Research demonstrates higher alcohol taxes help reduce alcohol consumption

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Research demonstrates higher alcohol taxes help reduce alcohol consumption World Health Organization | Europe By Marina Bykova August 15, 2018 “Tax increases may not sound the most attractive of policy options, but are the single most cost-effective way of diminishing demand and reining back consumption,” says Dr Daniel Chisholm, Programme Manager in the Division of Noncommunicable Diseases and Promoting Health …

One university’s uniquely compassionate plan for teaching students resilience

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One university’s uniquely compassionate plan for teaching students resilience Quartz By Jenny Anderson August 15, 2018 Young adults are extremely stressed-out these days—and colleges across America are scrambling to support them. In 2013, a group of top-flight colleges including Stanford, Harvard, Princeton and the University of Pennsylvania formed the Resilience Project to pool ideas and resources around building students’ coping skills, including Baylor’s workshop on cultivating …

Why young adults are drinking less alcohol

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Why young adults are drinking less alcohol Source: http://www.nydailynews.com/ By ANERI PATTANI AUG 09, 2018 Alcohol is still a large part of American culture. But researchers have found that young people today are throwing back fewer drinks than their counterparts 10 or 15 years ago. The decline is most significant in teens, but also present among adults in their 20s. On …

More than 90 percent of Coloradans suspected of DUI had been drinking, only 6 percent used marijuana, state study shows

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More than 90 percent of Coloradans suspected of DUI had been drinking, only 6 percent used marijuana, state study shows Source: https://gazette.com/ By: Ellie Mulder Aug 10, 2018 The vast majority of Coloradans suspected of driving under the influence in 2016 had been drinking, but only a small fraction had used marijuana, says a first-of-its-kind study of DUI cases published by …

Drinking vodka Red Bulls makes people more likely to get into a fight: Mixing energy drinks and alcohol causes loss of inhibitions and increases risk-taking

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Drinking vodka Red Bulls makes people more likely to get into a fight: Mixing energy drinks and alcohol causes loss of inhibitions and increases risk-taking Occurs if zebrafish are given alcohol and taurine; a key chemical in energy drinks The animals then spend more time alone and are less likely to avoid predators Zebrafish are normally highly social animals that …

United Kingdom:  More than 80% of Scots ‘pressured to drink alcohol by friends’

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United Kingdom:  More than 80% of Scots ‘pressured to drink alcohol by friends’ The pilot study of 1,697 adults across the UK and Ireland, including 521 in Scotland, found peer pressure was the number one influencing factor for those being encouraged to drink. GlasgowLive August 13, 2018 More than 80% of people in Scotland have been pressured into drinking alcohol by friends, according to …

Killer cocktails: Why it happens overseas and not here

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Killer cocktails: Why it happens overseas and not here Source: http://thehill.com/ BY DAWSON HOBBS 8/12/18 Jet fuel, embalming fluid, methanol, battery acid and antifreeze. This isn’t a roster of drop offs at the neighborhood hazardous materials recycling center, it’s a list of products added to counterfeit and black market alcohol sold in foreign countries around the world, according to a recent …

Australia:  7-Eleven acquires Australian alcohol delivery start-up Tipple

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Australia:  7-Eleven acquires Australian alcohol delivery start-up Tipple FoodBev Media By Jules Scully August 13, 2018 The 7-Eleven Group has bought a majority stake Australian alcohol delivery start-up Tipple as it aims to meet the changing needs of its customers. Founded in 2015, Tipple delivers beverages in 30 minutes by partnering with local and independent bottle shops. The business currently operates …