One-third of Georgians admit to drinking on the job during pandemic

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One-third of Georgians admit to drinking on the job during pandemic Alcoholism, drugs contributing to decline in workforce A new study about addiction reveals another health hazard that presented itself during the COVID-19 pandemic: addiction. Source: https://www.wsbtv.com/ May 17X, 2022 Are alcohol and drugs to blame for a quarter of the labor force decline? The government suggests yes. A new …

Delivery services possibly making it easier for minors to purchase alcohol

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Delivery services possibly making it easier for minors to purchase alcohol Source: https://kimatv.com/ May 15, 2022 Delivery services made getting food and other items extremely convenient during the pandemic, but now, they may be making it easier for minors to purchase alcohol. Even though third party apps like Door Dash and Insta Cart require an I.D for alcohol upon delivery, …

New NIAAA site helps clinicians navigate alcohol and patient health

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New NIAAA site helps clinicians navigate alcohol and patient health NIAAA May 10, 2022 A new online resource will help healthcare professionals and practices improve care for people whose alcohol consumption may be impacting their health. Recognizing alcohol’s contribution to over 200 diseases and conditions will improve clinicians’ ability to serve their patients. The Healthcare Professional’s Core Resource on Alcohol was developed …

Binge Drinking and Stress Among American College Students

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Binge Drinking and Stress Among American College Students The West News By Saurabh Thakur May 12, 2022 A recent survey by the University of Michigan found that nearly 40% of college students drink alcohol, while over 20% binge drink once per week or more often, which can lead to long-term negative effects on health and mental wellbeing. In an effort …

Guest Op-Ed: Talk to Your Teenagers About Driving While Drinking, Impaired or Distracted

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Guest Op-Ed: Talk to Your Teenagers About Driving While Drinking, Impaired or Distracted Winthrop Transcript By Jeanne Holgerson, MSN, APNP-BC by Transcript Staff May 12, 2022 The prom is one of the most memorable events in the life of a high school student. For many it’s a once-in-a-lifetime night, planned for months and talked about for years afterward. The prom …

Here’s What Happens to Your Alcohol Tolerance as You Age

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Here’s What Happens to Your Alcohol Tolerance as You Age Well + Good By Sharon Feiereisen May 11, 2022 There are some folks who can seemingly drink and drink without feeling any consequences (well, at least in the short term), but as our college days grow further and further out of sight, that actually gets to be increasingly rare. “As we …

Can Alcohol Increase Your Risk for Cervical Cancer?

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Can Alcohol Increase Your Risk for Cervical Cancer? Source: https://www.healthline.com/ May 11, 2022 Cervical cancer develops within the cells that line your cervix, which is located between the uterus and vaginal wall. While human papillomavirus (HPV) infections remain the most common cause of cervical cancer, other risk factors may also contribute. Alcohol consumption is a known risk factor for cancers …

Why Low-Alcohol Cocktails, Wine and Beer Are on the Rise

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Why Low-Alcohol Cocktails, Wine and Beer Are on the Rise Chalk it up to the wellness boom: When it comes to alcohol, many drinkers find themselves less under the influence. Source: https://www.wsj.com/ By Fiorella Valdesolo May 11, 2022 “What’s your driest white wine?” used to be a common bar request among my female fortysomething friends on a night out. Lately, …

Alcohol deaths increase dramatically during pandemic, especially for younger adults: Research

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Alcohol deaths increase dramatically during pandemic, especially for younger adults: Research Deaths were up 25% according to a recent study. Source: https://abcnews.go.com/ May 10, 2022 Martin’s drinking started early. In elementary school, his father would offer swigs of Budweiser in the car during their daily pilgrimage from Pomona to Hollywood, California to pick up his mother from cosmetology class, he …

S. Korea: Singles Spend More on Alcohol than Couples: Report

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S. Korea: Singles Spend More on Alcohol than Couples: Report The Korea Bizwire By M. H. Lee May 9, 2022  SEOUL, May 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Single-person households tend to spend more on alcohol compared to larger households, a report said Sunday. A research team from the state-run Korea Rural Economic Institute analyzed data from Statistics Korea to identify the average …