IA:  Iowa lawmakers respond to evolution of canned cocktails

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IA:  Iowa lawmakers respond to evolution of canned cocktails Radio Iowa By O. Kay Henderson April 18, 2019   Another adult beverage may be available for this summer’s backyard barbecue: a canned cocktail. Iowa legislators have voted to raise the allowed alcohol content up to 15% for mixed drinks sold in a metal can. Representative Mike Sexton of Rockwell City says the …

GA:  New proposal changes to Savannah’s Alcohol Ordinance

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GA:  New proposal changes to Savannah’s Alcohol Ordinance WSAV 3 By Shaynah Ferreira  April 18, 2019 SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Major changes could be coming to Savannah’s city code for Alcohol Sales. If it happens, it would effect everyone who sells alcohol from Supermarkets Clerks to Bartenders. Two public meetings were held Thursday by the city to get input for …

Russia:  Half of Russia’s Alcohol Sold Illegally, Regulators Say

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Russia:  Half of Russia’s Alcohol Sold Illegally, Regulators Say The Moscow Times April 19, 2019 Almost half of the alcohol products sold in Russia last year were on the market illegally, the state Federal Alcohol Market Regulation Service (Rosalkogolregulirovanie) said this week. Sales of alcoholic beverages in Russia rose by 4.6 percent in 2018, according to Nielsen estimates, while official statistics show a …

Canada:  NB Students See How All Their Tomorrows Could Be Erased By Impaired Driving

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Canada:  NB Students See How All Their Tomorrows Could Be Erased By Impaired Driving News Release Source: MADD Canada April 18, 2019 OAKVILLE, Ontario, April 18, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — An education program from MADD Canada and generously sponsored by Alcool NB Liquor (ANBL) is giving New Brunswick students a powerful look at how all their ‘tomorrows’ can be taken away …

How ‘Mommy Juice’ Culture Is Normalizing Alcohol Addiction

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How ‘Mommy Juice’ Culture Is Normalizing Alcohol Addiction Healthline Written by Leah Campbell April 18, 2019 “Mommy needs her wine.” If you think it’s becoming more difficult to avoid seeing phrases like that on social media, you’re not alone. Between memes, jokes between friends, and even movies dedicated to women and their love for wine, it can sometimes feel like there’s no escaping …

UChicago Medicine receives $3.8 million, five-year grant to study stimulation and sedation in excessive drinkers

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UChicago Medicine receives $3.8 million, five-year grant to study stimulation and sedation in excessive drinkers The Chicago Social Drinking Project enters year 16 Newswise Source Newsroom: University of Chicago Medical Center April 18, 2019 (Article ID: 711601) Newswise — A leading clinical and research psychologist at the University of Chicago Medicine has been awarded a $3.8 million grant from the National Institute …

Do Current DUI Laws Bring Justice To Accident Victims?

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Do Current DUI Laws Bring Justice To Accident Victims? The Urban Twist By TUT STAFF April 18, 2019 Drunk drivers claimed more than 10,000 lives in 2016. That’s 10,000 lives that could have been prevented had the drivers made better choices. If driving a car after consuming alcohol has life or death consequences, why are drunk drivers getting away with lesser …

Alcohol: Parents need to set good examples

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Alcohol: Parents need to set good examples KPC News By Kelly Sickafoose April 19, 2019 While there has been significant focus placed on campaigns regarding the opioid epidemic, it’s important to not lose sight of the dangers posed by alcohol and underage drinking. April is Alcohol Awareness Month, which helps educate people about the damaging effects of alcohol and alcoholism. …

VT:  Having a drink? Know your A-B-Vs

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VT:  Having a drink? Know your A-B-Vs Vermont Business Magazine April 16, 2019 As the popularity of craft beers and breweries continues to rise, so does the variety − and strength – of those beers. The ever-changing options in the size and types of beer available means it’s important to know that you could be drinking more alcohol than you …

Canada:  Consider downsides of looser alcohol rules, warn health, substance use experts

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Canada:  Consider downsides of looser alcohol rules, warn health, substance use experts Thunder Bay has higher rates of heavy drinking, underage drinking than provincial average CBC News By Amy Hadley April 17, 2019 It may mean more convenience for consumers, but health and substance use experts in Thunder Bay, Ont., are warning that the province’s loosened regulations on alcohol will …