MI:  Whitmer vetoes bill to let 1-time DUI offenders clear record

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MI:  Whitmer vetoes bill to let 1-time DUI offenders clear record The North Plate Telegraph By David Eggert Associated Press  January 5, 2021 LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer refused to sign a bill that would have let one-time drunken drivers ask a judge to set aside their conviction, despite the measure’s broad bipartisan support in the Michigan Legislature. …

Ireland:  Government considering ban on sale of alcohol as part of COVID-19 lockdown restrictions

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Ireland:  Government considering ban on sale of alcohol as part of COVID-19 lockdown restrictions Officials are working on new public health regulations to strengthen the law around drinking in streets to give gardai more powers of enforcement Dublin Live By Ferghal Blaney January 8, 2021 The Government is considering banning the sale of alcohol after a certain time of day, …

Rep. Debbie Dingell Announces Recommitment to Drunk Driving Legislation at News Conference with MADD

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Rep. Debbie Dingell Announces Recommitment to Drunk Driving Legislation at News Conference with MADD News Release Yahoo! January 7, 2021 Two-year anniversary of Michigan family’s tragic death draws renewed push for legislation to advance the use of vehicle technology to prevent drunk driving WASHINGTON, Jan. 7, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Marking two years since Rima and Issam Abbas and their three children were killed by …

How Much Alcohol Is Too Much?

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How Much Alcohol Is Too Much? Binge drinking isn’t the only harmful booze habit.  Other forms of heavy drinking come with consequences, too. Discover Magazine By Leslie Nemo January 6, 2021 Alcohol consumption in the U.S. surged in 2020.  Booze delivery services gained popularity while market reports relayed information about higher sales volumes.  Even academic surveys found people were drinking more—one sample …

Study: Who Is Drinking More Alcohol During COVID-19?

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Study: Who Is Drinking More Alcohol During COVID-19? Very Well Health By Kara-Marie Hall, RN, BSN, CCRN January 5, 2021 According to a recent study published in JAMA Network Open, as the COVID-19 pandemic surges, more people may be turning to alcohol to cope with unprecedented uncertainty and stress. The study’s researchers found that alcohol consumption among adults increased by 14% …

Increased Pleasure From Drinking Signals a Higher Chance of Alcoholism

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Increased Pleasure From Drinking Signals a Higher Chance of Alcoholism Technology Networks January 5, 2021 Original story from the University of Chicago Medical Center  A 10-year study of young adult drinkers conducted by University of Chicago Medicine researchers has concluded that those drinkers that initially reported higher levels of sensitivity to the rewarding and pleasurable effects of alcohol were more …

United Kingdom:  Boozing soars by 50% since first Covid lockdown with one in 20 people now drinking more than five bottles of wine a week

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United Kingdom:  Boozing soars by 50% since first Covid lockdown with one in 20 people now drinking more than five bottles of wine a week Daily Mail By Shari Miller For Mailonline December 20, 2020 A record number of people are drinking more than three times the recommended amount of alcohol a week since the first national lockdown was introduced, new figures reveal. The survey …

U.S. Diet Guidelines Sidestep Scientific Advice to Cut Sugar and Alcohol

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U.S. Diet Guidelines Sidestep Scientific Advice to Cut Sugar and Alcohol The government’s new nutritional recommendations arrive amid a pandemic that has taken a huge toll on American health. Source: https://www.nytimes.com/ By Roni Caryn Rabin Dec. 29, 2020 Rejecting the advice of its scientific advisers, the federal government has released new dietary recommendations that sound a familiar nutritional refrain, advising Americans …

MADD call to action: End sobering year with a sober ride home

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MADD call to action: End sobering year with a sober ride home ABC News 4 by Brooke Schwieters December 30, 2020 CHARLESTON COUNTY, S.C. (WCIV) — The year 2020 has been sobering at times, which is why Mothers Against Drunk Driving wants you to ring in 2021 with a sober ride home. “Unfortunately, we know the holiday season, which extends into the …

MADD call to action: End sobering year with a sober ride home

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MADD call to action: End sobering year with a sober ride home ABC News 4 by Brooke Schwieters December 30, 2020 CHARLESTON COUNTY, S.C. (WCIV) — The year 2020 has been sobering at times, which is why Mothers Against Drunk Driving wants you to ring in 2021 with a sober ride home. “Unfortunately, we know the holiday season, which extends into the …