These places banned booze. Now they’re dealing with something far worse

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These places banned booze. Now they’re dealing with something far worse   Source: Washington Post By Christopher Ingraham September 25   “Dry counties” that prohibit alcohol sales seem to have a bigger meth problem than other counties.   That’s the thought-provoking conclusion of a new paper by researchers at the University of Louisville. In the state of Kentucky, some counties …

India: AAP minister supports lowering drinking age in Delhi

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India: AAP minister supports lowering drinking age in Delhi   The Times of India By Ambika Pandit,TNN September 25, 2015 NEW DELHI: Echoing the long-standing demand to bring down the age of drinking, tourism minister Kapil Mishra on Wednesday came out in support of reducing it from 25 years to 21. Mishra said this while addressing a meet of restaurant …

Early-Maturing Girls With Autonomy at Risk for Alcohol Abuse

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Early-Maturing Girls With Autonomy at Risk for Alcohol Abuse   Medscape By Marcia Frellick September 24, 2015 Early-maturing girls entering secondary school with little supervision from parents have a considerably higher risk for dramatic increases in problem drinking, new research shows.   Findings published online September 21 in Pediatrics include an advisory for physicians: “Practitioners presented with early maturing girls …

The Spirit of Sustainability: The Innovations Behind Eco-Friendly Cocktails

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The Spirit of Sustainability: The Innovations Behind Eco-Friendly Cocktails   Foodtank September 25, 2015 Having a cocktail may seem like a harmless way to relax at the end of a hard day or week. However, these alcoholic concoctions can have considerable costs to the environment during the alcohol production process—the sourcing and agricultural production of crops needed to make the …

Impact of Alcohol: Hidden dangers of underage drinking

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Impact of Alcohol: Hidden dangers of underage drinking   Grand Lake News By Kaylea M. Hutson-Miller September 25, 2015 Editor’s Note: This is the second part of a three part series examining the impact of alcohol use on young lives.   As an investigator for the Alcoholic Beverage Laws Enforcement Commission, Lt. Erik Smoot has serious concerns when it comes …

Some High Schools Banning Outside Drinks to Prevent Drinking Alcohol

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Some High Schools Banning Outside Drinks to Prevent Drinking Alcohol   Newsplex By Courteney Stuart September 24, 2015 VIRGINIA- At three different Albemarle County High Schools, school officials say some fans crossed the line by bringing booze to high school football games.   “Our number one priority at all of our events is to provide a safe and fun environment …

The Ultimate Resource Page for Youths’ Drunk Driving

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The Ultimate Resource Page for Youths’ Drunk Driving September 15, 2015 by Editor     Underage drinking is a social problem that needs to be approached in an unbiased way, with a level-head, so that the ideal solutions are found to satisfy both the teens and students’ desire for fun and the parents and teachers desire to shield them from …

Pregnant Women Are Frequent Binge Drinkers

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Pregnant Women Are Frequent Binge Drinkers   The CDC, meanwhile, says women should not drink at all when they are pregnant.   About a third of women who drink alcohol during pregnancy binge drink, despite warnings that even small amounts of alcohol can be harmful.   Source: US News & World Report By Kimberly Leonard Sept. 24, 2015   A …

1 in 10 Pregnant Women in the U.S. Drink Alcohol, Study Says

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1 in 10 Pregnant Women in the U.S. Drink Alcohol, Study Says   Source: TIME September 24th   One in ten pregnant women in the United States admit to occasionally drinking alcohol, one third of whom say they also binge drink, according to a new study.   The study, published Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, found …

‘Handmade’ Vodka False Ad Suit Largely Tossed by Fla. Judge

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‘Handmade’ Vodka False Ad Suit Largely Tossed by Fla. Judge   Source: Law360 By Steven Trader September 24, 2015   A Florida federal judge on Wednesday found that a proposed class had adequately alleged they were misled by the label of Tito’s Vodka, which contains the statements “handmade” and “in an old fashioned pot still,” but said the only properly …