Drinking Alone: A Bad Idea or a Toast to Oneself?

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Drinking Alone: A Bad Idea or a Toast to Oneself?   Is imbibing solo pathetic? Antisocial? A sign of ‘a problem’? Lettie Teague talks to some experts, tips her glass to all the wine drinkers who decline to drink alone and concludes: nope   Source: WSJ By Lettie Teague April 24, 2015   WINE IS A BEVERAGE with its own …

Moderate alcohol benefits vary by race and sex, finds huge US survey

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Moderate alcohol benefits vary by race and sex, finds huge US survey   Source: MNT 24 April 2015   Compared with no alcohol consumption, sensible levels of drinking have correlated with better heart health. However, a new analysis has revealed that a cardioprotective link from moderate drinking is not the same for people of African ancestry as it is for …

14 Percent of Americans Have Alcohol Use Disorder

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14 Percent of Americans Have Alcohol Use Disorder /BY JOIN TOGETHER STAFF June 4th, 2015 / 2 A new study finds 14 percent of American adults currently have an alcohol use disorder (AUD). Many have never been treated, Time reports. Thirty percent of those interviewed said they had an alcohol-related problem at some time in their lives. Researchers from the National Institute on …

Where America drinks most: Study finds binge-drinking trouble spots

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Where America drinks most: Study finds binge-drinking trouble spots   Source: USA Today Kim Painter April 24, 2015   How much alcohol you drink depends a lot on where you live. A new study finds more than a third of adults in some areas drinking at dangerous levels but “huge variations” in rates of heavy and binge drinking across the …

America’s heaviest drinking counties mapped

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America’s heaviest drinking counties mapped   Source: the drinks business by Lauren Eads 24th April, 2015   More US adults than ever are considered heavy or binge drinkers with women driving a rise in consumption, a county-level study on alcohol habits in the US has revealed.   According to research by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at …

New police tool looks like a flashlight, helps detect alcohol

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New police tool looks like a flashlight, helps detect alcohol   WTOP By Max Smith April 27, 2015   RESTON, Va. — Drivers in the D.C. area may have their breath checked for alcohol consumption without even knowing it.   The Fairfax County police are among the area jurisdictions that use a flashlight with a small, built-in sensor to detect alcohol in …

Eye colour indicates risk of alcohol dependency

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Eye colour indicates risk of alcohol dependency   Source: The Spirits Busines by Annie Hayes 3rd July, 2015   People with light-coloured eyes – notably blue, green or grey – may be more at risk of becoming dependent on alcohol, according to a new study.   The study, called Eye color: A potential indicator of alcohol dependence risk in European …

These maps show where drugs and alcohol kill the most American motorists

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These maps show where drugs and alcohol kill the most American motorists   Source: Business Insider Matthew Speiser Jul. 5, 2015   Between 1995 and 2013, drugs and alcohol were involved in 26% of all fatal car accidents, claiming 267,598 lives, according to a new study by Florida drug publication, DrugTreatment.com.   The group recently analyzed that 18-year span using …

United Kingdom: Alcohol-related crime goes up despite council crackdown as stores are forced to remove booze from shelves

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United Kingdom: Alcohol-related crime goes up despite council crackdown as stores are forced to remove booze from shelves       Portsmouth Council put pressure on retailers to stop selling strong beer     Sales crackdown has infuriated the drinks industry     Alcohol-related violent crime has soared since the scheme kicked off, FoI request reveals   Source: Daily Mail By Sarah Bridge, …

Did This Federal Study Just Imply That Marijuana Is Safer Than Alcohol?

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Did This Federal Study Just Imply That Marijuana Is Safer Than Alcohol?   Is marijuana really safer than alcohol when you’re behind the wheel? That’s the question three federal agencies attempted to answer in this study.   Source: The Motley Fool July 5th   Not many issues can fully harness the attention of the American public at the moment, but …