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 …

Alcohol Plays Role in Many Air Rage Incidents

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Source: 11 Alive 11Alive Staff, WXIA People get on a plane for all kinds of reasons: work, a wedding, a family vacation or funeral. Mix all that with alcohol, cramped quarters and too much baggage and sometimes the skies aren’t so friendly. According to a USA Today investigation, it often starts with a drink. One drink that becomes three or …

Alcohol Drinking Pattern Influences Risk of Cirrhosis

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News Medical Approximately 170,000 people die from alcoholic cirrhosis of the liver in Europe every year. Although alcohol is the most important risk factor, less is known about the significance of different patterns of drinking. Currently scientists believe that cirrhosis is a function of the volume of alcohol consumed irrespective of patterns of drinking. Investigators have now established that alcohol …

United Kingdom: Clubbers to be Breathalysed Before Entering London Venues in Booze Crackdown

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London Evening Star By Justin Davenport, Crime Editor   Club goers face being breathalysed before being allowed entry into London venues as part of a crackdown on drink-related violence. Police and clubs are launching a pilot scheme to enable doormen to breath test revellers they suspect are intoxicated so they can bar them from entry. The limit for testing “positive” …

One Glass of Wine Increases Stroke Risk by Third

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Source: The Telegraph By Laura Donnelly, Health Editor Major research suggests one large glass of wine a day increases stroke risk significantly for those in their 50s and 60s Middle aged drinkers who down just one large glass of wine a day increase their risk of stroke by a third, warns a new study. The mass study, which tracked more …

Sobering Facts: Drunk Driving State Fact Sheets

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Find state-specific fact sheets below that provide a snapshot of alcohol-involved deaths and drunk driving and an overview of proven strategies to reduce or prevent drunk driving. View and download data, and identify strategies to help keep people safe on the road – every day. About one in three traffic deaths in the United States involve a driver with a blood alcohol concentration …

Dartmouth Bans Hard Alcohol, Forbids Greek Life Pledging

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Source: Boston Globe By Matt Rocheleau Moves target binge drinking, sex assaults Dartmouth College on Thursday announced sweeping changes aimed at curbing dangerous behavior on campus, saying it will ban hard liquor, forbid pledging at fraternities and sororities, and require all students to undergo a four-year sexual violence prevention program. The major overhaul, spelled out by President Philip Hanlon in …