Alcohol: does it really offer health benefits?

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Alcohol: does it really offer health benefits? Medical News Today Written by Honor Whiteman April 9, 2015 Many of us like the odd drink or two, particularly after a hard day at work. In fact, some studies have suggested moderate alcohol consumption is good for our health. On the other hand, some studies claim this may not be the case. Such …

Australia: Queensland Eyeing Tough New Liquor Rules

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Australia: Queensland Eyeing Tough New Liquor Rules Encore April 8, 2015 QUEENSLAND, Australia (CelebrityAccess) — Club operators in Queensland are facing tough new regulations as the Australian state looks to crack down on alcohol-related violence. According to the Brisbane Times, the new rules would impose a 1AM lockout and a 3AM shutdown for clubs. The rules would also require clubs …

OK: Underage drinking campaign to focus on high-risk period prevention

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OK: Underage drinking campaign to focus on high-risk period prevention NewsOK April 9, 2015 OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services’ Statewide Prevention Network is partnering with law enforcement agencies to protect our state’s youth at a time when underage drinking is traditionally extremely high. The “Underage Drinking: You’ve Got 2 Much 2 Lose” …

Australia: Queensland Eyeing Tough New Liquor Rules

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QUEENSLAND, Australia (CelebrityAccess) — Club operators in Queensland are facing tough new regulations as the Australian state looks to crack down on alcohol-related violence. According to the Brisbane Times, the new rules would impose a 1AM lockout and a 3AM shutdown for clubs. The rules would also require clubs to stop serving alcoholic shots after midnight. As well, repeat offenders …

OK: Underage drinking campaign to focus on high-risk period prevention

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OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services’ Statewide Prevention Network is partnering with law enforcement agencies to protect our state’s youth at a time when underage drinking is traditionally extremely high. The “Underage Drinking: You’ve Got 2 Much 2 Lose” enforcement campaign, slated for April 9-19, will focus on youth drinking prevention through both …

Selling Alcohol to Minors and Intoxicated Patrons Is Bad Business—And Can Be Avoided

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By Major Mark Willingham, BS, MSA, CPM Alcohol Solutions, LCC My 30-year career has focused on licensing, policing, and regulating the alcoholic beverage industry, and during that time, I’ve seen plenty of retailers suffer fines, suspensions, and even license revocations for failing to comply with alcohol sales laws. And whenever this happens, I wonder why the owner and manager didn’t …

Banning Liquor Won’t Change the Binge Drinking Culture on Campus

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Source: The Guardian Tyler Wetherall Young people in any country will indulge in inebriating activities excessively and recklessly by whatever means is available to them: negotiating laws with devious enthusiasm, aging fake IDs in the toaster or mastering the art of cut-and-paste forgery. However, Europe and the US tackle underage and binge drinking completely differently – and with fairly different …

Alcohol Plays Role in Many Air Rage Incidents

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Source: 11 Alive 11Alive Staff, WXIA People get on a plane for all kinds of reasons: work, a wedding, a family vacation or funeral. Mix all that with alcohol, cramped quarters and too much baggage and sometimes the skies aren’t so friendly. According to a USA Today investigation, it often starts with a drink. One drink that becomes three or …

Alcohol Drinking Pattern Influences Risk of Cirrhosis

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News Medical Approximately 170,000 people die from alcoholic cirrhosis of the liver in Europe every year. Although alcohol is the most important risk factor, less is known about the significance of different patterns of drinking. Currently scientists believe that cirrhosis is a function of the volume of alcohol consumed irrespective of patterns of drinking. Investigators have now established that alcohol …

United Kingdom: Clubbers to be Breathalysed Before Entering London Venues in Booze Crackdown

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London Evening Star By Justin Davenport, Crime Editor   Club goers face being breathalysed before being allowed entry into London venues as part of a crackdown on drink-related violence. Police and clubs are launching a pilot scheme to enable doormen to breath test revellers they suspect are intoxicated so they can bar them from entry. The limit for testing “positive” …