MN: Twin Cities suburbs look to limit number of liquor stores

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MN: Twin Cities suburbs look to limit number of liquor stores Minnetonka is the latest city to debate rules on its number of off-sale stores. Star Tribune   By Kelly Smith July 11, 2015 In 2010, John Wolf tried to open a discount liquor store in Minnetonka. He withdrew his application after the city changed its policy and instead opened …

IA: Binge drinking rates increase among Iowa women

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IA: Binge drinking rates increase among Iowa women The Des Moines Register By Mike Kilen July 12, 2015 Men have long been leaders in binge drinking, but women are starting to close the gap in Iowa. In 85 of 99 Iowa counties, the rate of increase in binge drinking from 2002 to 2012 was larger among females than males, according …

Minnesota: Twin Cities suburbs look to limit number of liquor stores

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Minnesota: Twin Cities suburbs look to limit number of liquor stores   Minnetonka is the latest city to debate rules on its number of off-sale stores.   Source: Star Tribune By Kelly Smith July 11, 2015   Minnetonka city leaders are grappling with a question more Twin Cities suburbs are asking: How many liquor stores are too many for one …

Alcohol-related ‘air rage’ incidents rise 40%

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Alcohol-related ‘air rage’ incidents rise 40%   Source: The Spirits Business by Annie Hayes 9th July, 2015   More than 270 incidents of disruptive “alcohol-fuelled” behaviour have occurred on flights since 2014, figures released by the Civil Aviation Authority have revealed.   The data, which was obtained from a Freedom of Information request by The Sun, revealed that a rise …

How Are the Young to Learn to Drink Responsibly?

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How Are the Young to Learn to Drink Responsibly?   In the U.S. the responsibility to teach our children how to drink in a responsible and socially acceptable manner has been taken away from parents.   Source: WSJ / Letters July 10, 2015   In response to William McAloon’s “A Too Dry Fourth of July” (op-ed, July 3): I fully …

Asia: APB launches programmed to help F&B outlets serve alcohol responsibly

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Asia: APB launches programmed to help F&B outlets serve alcohol responsibly   Channel News Asia   By Loke Kok Fai April 21, 2015   The programmed by Asia Pacific Breweries Singapore teaches coffee shops and hawker centers on how to handle intoxicated customers and cope with alcohol-related problems, and has the support of the Government.   SINGAPORE: An initiative to …

Irish start drinking at 13 to copy parents

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Irish start drinking at 13 to copy parents   Source: The Spirits Business by Melita Kiely 21st April, 2015   Irish teenagers are “routinely” drinking alcohol from as young as 13, mimicking their parents’ behavior, the latest research has shown.   Seven large studies were conducted over the course of three years with data collected from 26 schools in Cork, …

Ireland: Alcohol industry campaigns ‘normalize’ excessive drinking

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Ireland: Alcohol industry campaigns ‘normalize’ excessive drinking   Herald.ie By Breda Heffernan April 22, 2015 A leading expert on alcohol harm has hit out at drinks industry-funded health campaigns saying they are compounding the normalization of excessive drinking. Katherine Brown, director of the London-based Institute of Alcohol Studies, said the public cannot trust such campaigns from the drinks industry. “It …

Almost 10 Percent of Full-Time Workers Have Had Recent Substance Abuse Problem

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Almost 10 Percent of Full-Time Workers Have Had Recent Substance Abuse Problem   /BY JOIN TOGETHER STAFF April 22nd, 2015 / 1   A new government study finds almost 10 percent of full-time workers in the United States report having had a recent substance abuse problem. Nearly 9 percent of workers reported heavy drinking in the past month. Heavy drinking is defined as …

Brewdog to launch ‘beer hotel’ with booze on draught in bedrooms

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Brewdog to launch ‘beer hotel’ with booze on draught in bedrooms   The Scottish craft brewery is raising £25m from fans to expand its factory, create a sour beer brewery, and launch its own ‘beer hotel’ where the craft brew will never stop flowing   Source: The Telegraph By Rebecca Burn-Callander 22 Apr 2015   Renegade craft brewer Brewdog is …