April is Alcohol Awareness Month

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April is Alcohol Awareness Month Moderation is Especially Important! Public Action Management By Pamela Erickson April 6, 2020 It’s Alcohol Awareness Month and alcohol is selling like hotcakes! With most people in a “lock-down” situation, we don’t know if the increase is a need to replenish supplies or a desire to numb the pain of layoff, uncertainty, sickness and death. …

Hangover Drug Appears Effective To ‘Erase Alcohol Very Quickly’

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Hangover Drug Appears Effective To ‘Erase Alcohol Very Quickly’ Medical Daily By Darwin Malicdem  April 8, 2020 A popular hangover drug has been found effective to reduce the effects of alcohol after a hard party. Researchers said ampelopsin’s effects go beyond reducing headaches since it could also protect the liver and prevent alcohol-related harm. The new study, published in the …

Yes, Liquor Stores Are Essential Businesses (opinion)

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Yes, Liquor Stores Are Essential Businesses (opinion) Keeping them open can help people with alcohol use disorder avoid withdrawal symptoms, including tremors, hallucinations and seizures Scientific American By Max Jordan Nguemeni Tiako, Kelsey C. Priest  April 7, 2020 In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, access to alcohol will likely become limited due to social-distancing measures mandated by government officials. Some of …

Governments Taking A Stand on Drinking During Lockdown  

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Governments Taking A Stand on Drinking During Lockdown   Is alcohol consumption an essential during COVID-19? Unreserved By Sandeep Dhanoa April 7, 2020 There’s nothing wrong with enjoying a drink or two at home after a long day at work. But what about drinking during lockdown? As we spend our days stuck within four walls, should a glass of wine or …

States Are Being Urged to Ban Alcohol Sales During the Pandemic

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States Are Being Urged to Ban Alcohol Sales During the Pandemic Heavy. By Eric Francis April 6, 2020 A sudden and noticeable increase in domestic violence, not just in the United States but around the world, has some urging states to consider banning alcohol sales for how ever long the COVID-91 coronavirus pandemic is going to force Americans to “shelter in place.” “We …

As sales of booze spike worldwide during Covid-19 lockdown, should more be done to limit consumption?

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As sales of booze spike worldwide during Covid-19 lockdown, should more be done to limit consumption? Euroweekly By Tara Rippin April 5, 2020 AS the nation is forced to stay indoors amid the coronavirus pandemic, it’s hardly surprising alcohol sales have soared, prompting some countries to ban buying booze completely amid fears of a spike in domestic violence and relaxed …

Prohibition Makes a Comeback

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Prohibition Makes a Comeback Pennsylvania shuts down liquor stores. Panic buying ensues. Source: WSJ By The Editorial Board April 6, 2020 The roaring 1920s and the so far deplorable 2020s already have one misguided policy in common. As state and local officials work to limit the spread of the coronavirus, some have ordered the closure of liquor stores. It’s going …

VA:  As alcohol sales increase, some doctors concerned about isolation as trigger for addicts

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VA:  As alcohol sales increase, some doctors concerned about isolation as trigger for addicts FOX 5 By Evan Lambert March 31, 2020 ARLINGTON, Va. (FOX 5 DC) – According to the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority, total sales at ABC stores in the Commonwealth are up 59 percent year-to-year, which has some doctors concerned about increased drinking during a pandemic becoming a trigger …

Pennsylvania firefighters discover massive underage party amid coronavirus lockdown

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Pennsylvania firefighters discover massive underage party amid coronavirus lockdown Source: https://www.foxnews.com/ Danielle Wallace April 5, 2020 Firefighters responding to a call about a man being assaulted in the woods in rural Pennsylvania discovered about 100 young people partying in violation of the state’s coronavirus stay-at-home order. Members of the Grindstone Volunteer Fire Department found the hidden party around 5 a.m. …

UMN researchers to study link between crime and overservice of alcohol

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UMN researchers to study link between crime and overservice of alcohol The study will look at data from bars, restaurants and sports arenas around Minnesota. Minnesota Daily By Abbey Machtig April 1, 2020 University of Minnesota researchers will study data collected from bars, restaurants and sports venues to evaluate initiatives to reduce alcohol-related crime. The data used in the study …