Canada:  Government announces new alcohol-impaired driving laws will come into force

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Canada:  Government announces new alcohol-impaired driving laws will come into force PRNewswire  December 4, 2018 Reformed laws will help save Canadian lives on the road OTTAWA, Dec. 4, 2018 /CNW/ – The Government of Canada has taken important steps to strengthen the criminal justice system to better protect Canadians from impaired driving. Today, as we mark Safe Driving Week, the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada …

85 Years Ago, Lawmakers Gave Beer Its Second Constitutional Amendment

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85 Years Ago, Lawmakers Gave Beer Its Second Constitutional Amendment Source: https://morningconsult.com/ BY CRAIG PURSER December 5, 2018 Today marks a monumental day in our nation’s history – a day when Americans became a little less thirsty. Eighty-five years ago, the 21st Amendment to the Constitution was ratified. This amendment repealed the 18thAmendment which had banned alcohol in the United States …

National Initiative Challenges College and University Presidents to Promote Safe and Supportive Learning Environments

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National Initiative Challenges College and University Presidents to Promote Safe and Supportive Learning Environments Source: Responsible Retailing Forum December 5, 2018 Researchers have learned a great deal about effective approaches for reducing the harms caused by student drinking, but too few campus administrators have made it a priority to learn about and then implement those strategies. A new national initiative, …

‘Hangxiety’ higher in shy people

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‘Hangxiety’ higher in shy people News Release University Of Exeter December 6, 2018 Very shy people are more likely to suffer “hangxiety” – anxiety during a hangover – than their extrovert friends, new research shows. In a study of almost 100 social drinkers with either high or low levels of shyness, drinking about six units of alcohol slightly decreased anxiety …

In some disciplines, heavy drinking is part of the culture. That can be a problem

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In some disciplines, heavy drinking is part of the culture. That can be a problem Science Mag By Allison Miller December 6, 2018 Archaeologists have a saying: “The real conference happens at the hotel bar.” When Barbara Little helped organize meetings of the Society for American Archaeology (SAA) in the late 1980s, she recalls, the group would issue specific instructions to …

Traffic accidents are eighth leading cause of death globally, according to WHO

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Traffic accidents are eighth leading cause of death globally, according to WHO CNN By Naomi Thomas, CNN December 7, 2018 (CNN)The number of traffic-related deaths reached a high of 1.35 million in 2016, according to the 2018 Global Status Report on Road Safety, released by the World Health Organization on Friday. It has also moved up to the eighth leading cause …

Decrease in irresponsible drinking, confirms NHS survey

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Decrease in irresponsible drinking, confirms NHS survey Source: harpers.co.uk By James Halliwell 05 December, 2018 The latest Health Survey for England has revealed a decline in UK adults drinking harmful levels of alcohol. The NHS findings reaveled that the number of men and women drinking at “increased or higher risk” of harm – which it defines as more than 14 …

UT: 85 years ago today, Utah voted to end alcohol prohibition

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UT: 85 years ago today, Utah voted to end alcohol prohibition FOX 13 By Ben Winslow December 5, 2018 SALT LAKE CITY — It was on this day in 1933 that Utah cast the deciding vote to repeal alcohol prohibition in America. Headlines across the country blared that Utah was the vote that approved prohibition repeal under the 21st Amendment to the …

WA:  WSU research center to help Native people fight alcohol abuse

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WA:  WSU research center to help Native people fight alcohol abuse WSU Insider By Judith Van Dongen, WSU Spokane Office of Research December 6, 2018 SPOKANE, Wash. – With support from a five-year, $7.1 million NIH grant, a new WSU-led national research center is working toward identifying and promoting effective treatments to reduce alcohol abuse among Native people. The Native …

Student Association trying to change SU’s drug and alcohol policy

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Student Association trying to change SU’s drug and alcohol policy The Daily Orange By Natalie Rubio-Licht, Staff Writer December 5, 2018 Syracuse University’s Student Association is trying to change the Alcohol, Other Drugs, and Tobacco Policies to provide amnesty to students calling for immediate medical assistance, said SA Vice President Kyle Rosenblum, at last Monday’s meeting. SA members are beginning …