U.K.: Police call for drink drive limit to be halved

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U.K.: Police call for drink drive limit to be halved   Source: The Spirits Business by Annie Hayes 20th May, 2015   The Police Federation of England and Wales wants to see tougher laws on drink driving as new figures reveal the number of female convictions has doubled.   The change would bring the UK in line with Scotland, which …

Pubs call time on claim all-day opening would fuel drunkenness

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Pubs call time on claim all-day opening would fuel drunkenness   Bars reinvented themselves as restaurants after licensing hours reform   Source: FT Kadhim Shubber May 20, 2015   Many pubs have reinvented themselves as restaurants, amid a fall in alcohol consumption   Many UK high streets were braced 10 years ago for a hurricane of drunkenness. The Labour government …

We Experimented With Powdered Alcohol So You Don’t Have To

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We Experimented With Powdered Alcohol So You Don’t Have To   Source: Wired May 20th   On Monday of this week, Connecticut’s House of Representatives voted to ban the sale of powdered alcohol, supporting a bill that will go to Governor Dannel Malloy for approval. The Nutmeg State’s attack on the stuff follows statewide bans in Delaware, Vermont, Virginia, South …

Signs of an Alcohol Problem

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Signs of an Alcohol Problem Alcohol use disorder (AUD) is a medical condition that doctors diagnose when a patient’s drinking causes distress or harm. The condition can range from mild to severe and is diagnosed when a patient answers “yes” to two or more of the following questions. In the past year, have you: Had times when you ended up drinking more, …

NIAAA recognizes Alcohol Awareness Month 2015

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NIAAA recognizes Alcohol Awareness Month 2015   NIAAA April 2, 2015   April is Alcohol Awareness Month, a time to learn about alcohol and the health and social problems caused by drinking too much. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) encourages the public to dedicate this month to understanding how excessive drinking can affect health and to …

Florida: Changing liquor law would be bad for public health

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Florida: Changing liquor law would be bad for public health   Source: Tallahassee Democrat Bruce Grant April 5, 2015   Some laws are better left alone — such as the Florida law that restricts hard liquor sales to a store that primarily sells liquor. The same law requires customers to enter through a separate door, thereby limiting access to minors. …

What’s considered ‘excessive drinking’?

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What’s considered ‘excessive drinking’? United Healthcare By Amanda Keim-Morrison April 4, 2015 While most people drink responsibly, more people drink to excess than you might think – a November study found one in three Americans drinks excessively, but only 10.2 percent of those who drink too much are alcoholics, or dependent on alcohol. Additionally, an estimated 16.6 million Americans have an …

VT: Health Department Reminds Vermonters: Know What You are Drinking

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VT: Health Department Reminds Vermonters: Know What You are Drinking April is Alcohol Awareness Month Health Department
April 2, 2015 BURLINGTON – Written on a giant blackboard in bold colored chalk in the Mule Bar is a list of the available beers and their different alcohol contents. The Health Department applauds this type of disclosure, which the bar considers to be …

Separating fact from fiction on wine’s health benefits

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Separating fact from fiction on wine’s health benefits Does red wine improve health? The answer isn’t cut and drie Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel By Anne Schamberg, Special to the Journal Sentinel April 5, 2015 Wine drinkers, and especially red wine drinkers, love to imagine that their favorite beverage leads to a long, happy life. But the issue of wine – …