Safe and Sound – How the three-tier alcohol regulatory system promotes safe products and high revenue collection – New Short Report Available

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Safe and Sound – How the three-tier alcohol regulatory system promotes safe products and high revenue collection – New Short Report Available   Healthy Alcohol Marketplace By Pamela Erickson, CEO, Public Action Management, PLC April 30, 2015 The recent recall of Blue Bell ice cream products reminds us how devastating contaminated products can be – both for those who are …

Alcohol Problems Affect About 33 Million U.S. Adults

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Alcohol Problems Affect About 33 Million U.S. Adults   TIME By Alexandra Sifferlin June 3, 2015 Many do not get treated   About 14% of U.S. adults have alcohol-related problems, according to new data on Americans’ drinking behaviors.   The new study, published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry, looked at the prevalence of drinking issues based on a new definition …

Wet or dry? Drinking rates coincide with accessibility

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Wet or dry? Drinking rates coincide with accessibility   Source: The Clarion-Ledger Kate Royals May 26, 2015   People who want to see alcohol sales in Mississippi’s dry counties may reason that if folks really want a drink, they’ll go to any lengths necessary to get it.   While that may be true in some cases, data reveal people in …

How Much Alcohol Is Too Much? A New Study Has Answers

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How Much Alcohol Is Too Much? A New Study Has Answers   Source: TIME Alice Park May 26, 2015   Alcohol, at least in moderation, can help the heart, but too much can be toxic. The latest study tells you where to draw the line   For decades, there’s been a steady line of literature welcomed by anyone who enjoys …

Booze boasting on Facebook sways teen drinking

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Booze boasting on Facebook sways teen drinking   Source: The Spirits Business by Annie Hayes 26th May, 2015   Pictures and status updates on Facebook which exaggerate users’ drinking habits influence students to drink more, according to a new study.   Research by the University of Sydney found Facebook profiles that exaggerate the user’s drinking habits are promoting “binge drinking” …

NGOs resign from EU health forum with ‘deep concerns’ about alcohol-related harm and effectiveness of industry commitments

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NGOs resign from EU health forum with ‘deep concerns’ about alcohol-related harm and effectiveness of industry commitments   Source: Beverage Daily By Rachel Arthur 03-Jun-2015   More than 20 health bodies have resigned from the EU Alcohol and Health Forum, saying the European Commission is ignoring calls to develop a new EU Alcohol Strategy.   Last month the EU’s Health …

Alcohol Disorders: Nearly 1 in 3 Adults Are Problem Drinkers

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Alcohol Disorders: Nearly 1 in 3 Adults Are Problem Drinkers   Source: LiveScience.com By Cari Nierenberg June 3, 2015   About 30 percent of adults in the United States misuse alcohol at some point in their lives, but the large majority don’t seek treatment, a new study suggests.   Researchers also found that in a given year, about 14 percent …

Stronger alcohol policies linked to decreased youth drinking

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Stronger alcohol policies linked to decreased youth drinking   Two Minute Medicine June 1, 2015 Stronger population-wide and youth-targeted alcohol policies were associated with reduced likelihood of youth alcohol consumption.   Adult alcohol consumption may mediate the relationship between population-wide policies and youth drinking.   Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good)   Study Rundown: Alcohol is the most commonly used drug …

OECD releases report on harmful alcohol use

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OECD releases report on harmful alcohol use   World Health Organization (Europe) June 1, 2015 The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has published a report entitled “Tackling Harmful Alcohol Use: Economics and Public Health Policy”. Among the topics covered in this report are: trends in alcohol consumption, patterns of drinking, health consequences, alcohol policy responses and social disparities …