Study: Taxes on Alcohol Could Reduce Drunk Driving Accidents

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Study: Taxes on Alcohol Could Reduce Drunk Driving Accidents Source: US News By Kimberly Leonard April 6, 2015 Raising taxes on alcohol is associated with reducing drunk driving accidents, a new study suggests. Researchers at the University of Florida in Gainesville published findings online Monday in the American Journal of Public Health examining the result of 2009 tax increases on …

French blame Brits for binge drinking teens

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French blame Brits for binge drinking teens Source: The Spirits Business by Melita Kiely 7th April, 2015 The French government has pointed the finger of blame at British citizens suggesting the UK is responsible for the country’s rising number of binge-drinkers. Officials accused British binge drinkers of encouraging a heavy drinking lifestyle among French young people, so much so that …

South Carolina frat member found dead after St. Patrick’s Day party died of alcohol poisoning: coroner

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South Carolina frat member found dead after St. Patrick’s Day party died of alcohol poisoning: coroner Source: NEW YORK DAILY NEWS BY Doyle Murphy April 8, 2015 A University of South Carolina student discovered dead after a St. Patrick’s Day frat party drank himself to death, an autopsy revealed. Charles Terreni Jr., the son of a prominent lawyer, had a …

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 …