Study shows how alcohol may affect the brain, offers potential treatments for alcohol misuse

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Study shows how alcohol may affect the brain, offers potential treatments for alcohol misuse News-Medical and Life Sciences Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc. April 15, 2021 The slurred speech, poor coordination, and sedative effects of drinking too much alcohol may actually be caused by the breakdown of alcohol products produced in the brain, not in the liver as scientists currently think. …

ASAP: Drink moderately when consuming alcohol

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ASAP: Drink moderately when consuming alcohol Fort Hood Sentinel By Todd Pruden, Sentinel Editor April 15, 2021 Spring and warmer weather are upon us and it is important to remain vigilant with regard to safety. However, responsible alcohol consumption is a more prevalent safety concern when it comes to barbecues and other outdoor recreation. April is National Alcohol Awareness Month, …

Despite Changing Behaviors During Pandemic, America’s Attitude Remains the Same: The Alcohol Regulatory System Works and Americans Like It

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Despite Changing Behaviors During Pandemic, America’s Attitude Remains the Same: The Alcohol Regulatory System Works and Americans Like It Source: NBWA April 15, 2021 A new poll commissioned by the Center for Alcohol Policy on public sentiment toward alcohol regulation in the U.S. found that despite some changing behaviors during the COVID-19 pandemic, attitudes among adult Americans remain the same: …

Safe Driving Advocacy Groups, State Legislators, and Distillers Celebrate House Judiciary Subcommittee and Senate Judiciary Committee Passage of Ignition Interlock Bills

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Safe Driving Advocacy Groups, State Legislators, and Distillers Celebrate House Judiciary Subcommittee and Senate Judiciary Committee Passage of Ignition Interlock Bills Senate Bill 183, House Bill 402 Aim to Modernize North Carolina’s Critical Ignition Interlock Laws Source: Responsibility.org April 14, 2021 Anti-drunk driving advocates, distilled spirits producers, sheriffs, lawyers and concerned state legislators applauded the passage of HB 402 and …

GA:  Beyond the Bell Savannah offers youth training for Alcohol Awareness Month

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GA:  Beyond the Bell Savannah offers youth training for Alcohol Awareness Month WSAV by Ashley Williams April 13, 2021 SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — April marks Alcohol Awareness Month and a local organization is continuing its mission to help prevent underage drinking. This month, Beyond the Bell Savannah, is offering free training programs that educate families about the impacts of consuming alcohol at a …

A battle is brewing over the industry push to make booze-to-go permanent

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A battle is brewing over the industry push to make booze-to-go permanent in the US post-pandemic. Public health groups fear they’re losing the fight. Source: https://newsnationusa.com/ April 12, 2021 More than 30 states allowed alcohol takeout and delivery during the pandemic. Many states, backed by restaurants and alcohol groups, want it to become a permanent fixture. But public health groups …

MD:  Maryland Department of Health encourages people to screen for alcohol usage

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MD:  Maryland Department of Health encourages people to screen for alcohol usage WDVM by Cheyenne Corin April 8, 2021 WASHINGTON (WDVM) — National Alcohol Screening day is a community-driven event that raises awareness of alcohol problems and encourages alcohol screening.  Maryland’s Department of Health says alcoholism is underdetected, but regular screenings to monitor usage can decrease the risk of having medical …

Bars that Do Not Serve Alcohol Gain in Popularity

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Bars that Do Not Serve Alcohol Gain in Popularity VOA News By Dee-Ann Durbin April 8, 2021 Some new bars around the world seem to be missing something once central to their existence: alcohol. The bars are trying to satisfy an increasing number of people who want to go out and have a good time with friends, but do not want to …

FL:  Florida Senate passes bill allowing to-go alcoholic drink orders

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FL:  Florida Senate passes bill allowing to-go alcoholic drink orders One feature of the coronavirus pandemic is here to stay. Tampa Bay Times By Kirby Wilson April 7, 2021 TALLAHASSEE — The bill passed the Florida Senate at about 4:50 p.m. — just in time for happy hour. Lawmakers on Wednesday approved Senate Bill 148, which would allow Floridians to buy alcoholic …

Responsibility.org Celebrates 30th Anniversary During Alcohol Responsibility Month

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Responsibility.org Celebrates 30th Anniversary During Alcohol Responsibility Month Organization harnesses celebration to acknowledge progress and set goals for the future of alcohol responsibility Source: Responsibility.org March 31, 2021 Responsibility.org is celebrating its 30th Anniversary this month as part of April’s designation as “Alcohol Responsibility Month.” This important milestone symbolizes the deep commitment of Responsibility.org, an organization focused on eliminating underage …