Russia to revive sobering-up stations in 2021

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Russia to revive sobering-up stations in 2021 Reuters By Reuters Staff December 29, 2020 MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law on Tuesday that will revive sobering-up stations previously used to allow severely intoxicated people to recover from their inebriation. Starting on Jan. 1, Russian law enforcement officers will be allowed to pick up drunk people with impaired …

New U.S. Dietary Guidelines Reject Recommendation to Cut Sugar, Alcohol Intake Limit

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New U.S. Dietary Guidelines Reject Recommendation to Cut Sugar, Alcohol Intake Limit A scientific advisory committee had advised lower limits on sugar and alcohol, citing health risks Source: WSJ By Andrea Petersen Dec. 29, 2020 The federal government on Tuesday issued new dietary guidelines that keep current allowances for sugar and alcohol consumption unchanged, rejecting recommendations by its scientific advisory …

CA:  Program Expansion to Address Increase of Impaired Driving During Global COVID-19 Pandemic

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CA:  Program Expansion to Address Increase of Impaired Driving During Global COVID-19 Pandemic Educational classes and resources offered to adults and adolescents to keep our roadways safe UC San Diego Health By Michelle Brubaker December 21, 2020 Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine will expand a statewide program to prevent driving under the influence of alcohol, …

‘Vodka in Your Coffee Cup’: When Pandemic Drinking Goes Too Far

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‘Vodka in Your Coffee Cup’: When Pandemic Drinking Goes Too Far Some women are seeking to regain control over their alcohol habits after months of laissez-faire consumption. Source: https://www.nytimes.com/ By Alix Strauss Dec. 25, 2020 Martha Duke, who has been sober since Jan. 1, 2018, didn’t set out to become an abstinence guru during the “what does it matter anyway” drinking …

Maryland: Petition Effort Underway Against Big Box Stores Selling Alcohol

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Maryland: Petition Effort Underway Against Big Box Stores Selling Alcohol Source: https://mdcoastdispatch.com/ by Shawn Soper Dec 22,2020 With bills pending in the General Assembly that could allow big-box stores and convenience stores to sell beer, wine and liquor, the local independent stores are circulating a petition against the proposed legislation. In each of the last few years, legislation has been …

Community-level intervention can reduce alcohol-impaired driving and consequences

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Community-level intervention can reduce alcohol-impaired driving and consequences News-Medical and Life Sciences Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc. December 21, 2020 New research from the Prevention Research Center of the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation shows that a community-level alcohol intervention in California resulted in a 17% reduction in alcohol-involved crashes among drivers aged 15-30. The research study assessed an intervention …

NASA study shows that even half a beer causes “significant” impairment

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NASA study shows that even half a beer causes “significant” impairment The Georgia Straight by Martin Dunphy December 21, 2020 There might be more truth to the maxim “Just don’t drink and drive” than most people think. Because of weight and gender differences—as well as a range of other factors that can affect alcohol absorption and metabolization in humans—groups like MADD …

NHTSA Releases 2019 Crash Fatality Data

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NHTSA Releases 2019 Crash Fatality Data 2019 Showed Significant Improvements in Traffic Safety, Including the Lowest Percentage of Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities on Record News Release Source:  NHTSA December 18, 2020 The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration today released its annual 2019 traffic fatality data from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS). Traffic deaths decreased nationwide during 2019 as …

Canada:  Fewer Canadians self-report drinking and driving over the legal limit, but risk-taking remains a concern even with lower traffic volumes

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Canada:  Fewer Canadians self-report drinking and driving over the legal limit, but risk-taking remains a concern even with lower traffic volumes Globe Newswire Source: Traffic Injury Research Foundation December 17, 2020 Road Safety Monitor 2020: Drinking & Driving in Canada OTTAWA, Dec. 17, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF) announces the release of a new fact sheet …