Alcohol and Substance Use

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Alcohol and Substance Use Basics of excessive alcohol use Centers for Disease Control and Prevention June 16, 2020 Increased stress can lead to increases in alcohol and substance use. If you or someone you care about is starting to use alcohol or other substances, or is increasing their use during the COVID-19 pandemic, here are a few suggestions that may help: …

Alcohol Taxes To Reduce Consumption May Not Produce The Intended Result

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Alcohol Taxes To Reduce Consumption May Not Produce The Intended Result Source: https://www.forbes.com/ Thomas Pellechia June 15, 2020 “The rise in alcohol taxes since 2008 is, in part, due to an alliance of government and temperance interests.” So says Kym Anderson, School of Economics, University of Adelaide, Australia, and Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University. Anderson makes that claim …

Insight into Consumption Habits During Lockdown

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Insight into Consumption Habits During Lockdown Source: Jefferies June 15, 2020 An industry survey suggests the majority of people have consumed the same or less during shutdowns. The key question for the industry is whether revenue pools post lockdowns will be impacted if the on-trade does not make a full recovery. Re-openings will drive improving sentiment towards beverages, however we …

There is No Silver Bullet to Reduce Alcohol Harm: A System is Needed

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There is No Silver Bullet to Reduce Alcohol Harm: A System is Needed Source: Public Action Management by Pamela Erickson June 17, 2020 Everyone seems to be looking for a silver bullet that will effectively reduce alcohol problems. Some entities seem to like tax increases; other groups like education programs. Some think we should reduce outlets, advertising and dangerous products. …

Airlines ban alcohol on planes in response to Covid-19

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Airlines ban alcohol on planes in response to Covid-19 Source: https://www.cnn.com/ Maureen O’Hare 16th June 2020 Alcohol sales may have boomed during lockdown, but our return to air travel will be an altogether more sobering experience. Airlines including Easyjet and KLM in Europe, Delta Air Lines and American Airlines in the United States, and Asia’s Virgin Australia, are suspending all …

Experts Question New Study Finding Moderate Drinking Still a Risk

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Experts Question New Study Finding Moderate Drinking Still a Risk Source: https://www.healthline.com/ June 16, 2020 A new study found that even people drinking within the government’s guidelines experienced more deaths and cancers than those who abstain from alcohol. However, some doctors say that the study fails to consider other risk factors and that the findings may be overblown. Finding ways …

Countries That Consume The Most Alcohol

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Countries That Consume The Most Alcohol World Atlas By Lisa Medeiros June 14 2020 For many nations, alcohol consumption is part of the culture. In countries like France, known for their vineyards, fine wine is part of everyday life. Anyone who has ever attended Octoberfest knowns Germany is often synonymous with beer consumption. In other parts of the world, the absence …

New Zealand:  Academics call for end to alcohol industry-backed youth education programme

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  New Zealand:  Academics call for end to alcohol industry-backed youth education programme RNZ By Tracy Neal, Nelson Reporter June 12, 2020 New Zealand academics have slammed an in-schools live theatre programme designed to educate young students on the dangers of underage drinking. Their focus is the interactive programme Smashed, which is supported by the alcohol industry-funded organisation, The Tomorrow Project. …

New training manual designed to help health care providers diagnose fetal alcohol spectrum disorders

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New training manual designed to help health care providers diagnose fetal alcohol spectrum disorders News Medical and Life Sciences Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc. June 11, 2020 Omar Rahman, M.D., director of the Munroe-Meyer Institute Department of Genetics at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, is part of a group that has created a training manual in both English and Spanish …

Racial/ethnic disparities in the relationship of alcohol-related injury and perceived driving under the influence from hours of exposure to high blood alcohol concentration

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Racial/ethnic disparities in the relationship of alcohol-related injury and perceived driving under the influence from hours of exposure to high blood alcohol concentration: Data from four US national alcohol surveys (2000–2015) MDLinx Cherpitel CJ, Williams E, Ye Y, et al Alcohol and Alcoholism |June 11, 2020 Disparities in risk of two alcohol-related events, alcohol-related injury and self-reported perceived driving under the …