To-Go Drinks an Elixir for Public, a Lifeline for Business

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To-Go Drinks an Elixir for Public, a Lifeline for Business Source: https://www.nytimes.com/ By The Associated Press Aug. 24, 2020 The coronavirus is shaking up America’s liquor laws. At least 33 states and the District of Columbia are temporarily allowing cocktails to-go during the pandemic. Only two – Florida and Mississippi – allowed them on a limited basis before coronavirus struck, according …

America’s Dive Bars Face an Uncertain Future

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America’s Dive Bars Face an Uncertain Future Crowded, cramped, and a little wild, dive bars are at odds with social distancing-and struggling to reopen. Source: https://www.cntraveler.com/ BY LALE ARIKOGLU August 24, 2020 When Jimmy’s Corner temporarily closed its doors on March 13, it symbolized as much to New Yorkers as the shuttering of the Broadway theaters it shares a block …

NEW CDC REPORT SHOWS 70 PERCENT OF U.S. HIGH SCHOOLERS DO NOT DRINK ALCOHOL

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NEW CDC REPORT SHOWS 70 PERCENT OF U.S. HIGH SCHOOLERS DO NOT DRINK ALCOHOL Source: Responsibility.org August 24, 2020 The Centers for Disease Control 2019 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Survey (YRBSS) shows that about three in 10 high school students drank any alcohol in the 30 days before the survey (down more than 40 percent, proportionally, from the high recorded …

UT:  SLC bars carrying new single-use breathalyzers in response to changing liquor laws

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UT:  SLC bars carrying new single-use breathalyzers in response to changing liquor laws FOX 13 Now By Elle Thomas December 12, 2019 SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Just in time for the holidays, bars in Salt Lake City are increasing efforts to stop drunk driving with new single-use breathalyzers. They say big things come in small packages. Well, when it comes to …

SMARTPHONES CAN TELL IF YOU’RE DRUNK BY CHANGES IN WALKING

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SMARTPHONES CAN TELL IF YOU’RE DRUNK BY CHANGES IN WALKING Source: https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/ by Phoebe French 20th August, 2020 A new study has found that smartphones are capable of recognising when people have had too much to drink by using sensors to detect changes in walking. The study, conducted by American researchers and published in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol …

Treating Alcohol Use with Ketamine? New Research Finds It May Help

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Treating Alcohol Use with Ketamine? New Research Finds It May Help Healthline Written by Gigen Mammoser December 12, 2019  Once derided as a “club drug,” the anesthetic ketamine is facing a surge of interest from doctors and researchers who say it could treat certain psychiatric disorders. The most prominent among them: depression. However, a pair of new studies show promise for …

NY Liquor Authority has pulled almost 150 licenses to date

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NY Liquor Authority has pulled almost 150 licenses to date Source: https://nypost.com/ By Bernadette Hogan August 17, 2020 Nearly 150 businesses in the state have lost their liquor licenses to date amidst a COVID-19 generated crackdown on bars and restaurants found in violation of social distancing guidance, the State Liquor Authority announced Monday. That includes 16 bars and restaurants in …

Men Urged to Limit Alcohol to One Drink a Day Amid New Concerns

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Men Urged to Limit Alcohol to One Drink a Day Amid New Concerns A federal committee’s recommendation for new U.S. dietary guidelines comes as a 20-year rise in Americans’ drinking accelerates during the pandemic Earlier research linked moderate drinking to a lower risk of heart disease. But many health experts now say some of those studies are flawed. Source: https://www.wsj.com/ …

Badge drinking at home: the new down-trading?

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Badge drinking at home: the new down-trading? A new form of at-home badge drinking in emerging markets is allowing consumers to down-trade financially without down-trading socially Source: https://www.theiwsr.com/ August 16, 2020 Badge drinking, otherwise known as conspicuous consumption, allows consumers to display their social status and wealth through the medium of alcoholic drinks brands. Practiced around the world, it is …

A New Approach to Stop High-Risk Drunk Drivers

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A New Approach to Stop High-Risk Drunk Drivers U.S. News By Robert Preidt, HealthDay Reporter December 12, 2019 THURSDAY, Dec. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — An individualized approach is needed to treat people at high risk of impaired (drunk) driving, a new report says. Drunk driving accounted for 29% of U.S. motor vehicle deaths in 2018, the lowest percentage since 1982. …