Rich women and uneducated men drink most alcohol

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Rich women and uneducated men drink most alcohol   Source: The Spirits Business by Melita Kiely 14th May, 2015   Well-educated, wealthy women and poor, uneducated men are more likely to engage in hazardous drinking, according to a new report.   The Tackling Harmful Alcohol Use study by the Organisation of Economic co-operation and Development (OECD), an international firm that …

Alcohol education a must for colleges

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Alcohol education a must for colleges   Central Florida Future By Noelle Campbell, Central Florida Future May 14, 2015   Universities across the nation are providing education, shelter and activities to many young Americans as they transition into adulthood. So it only seems right that they should work to protect their students’ well-beings and lives also.   USA Today reported the …

Offenders enrolled in alcohol treatment programs less likely to be reconvicted

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Offenders enrolled in alcohol treatment programs less likely to be reconvicted   News Medical May 14, 2015   Offenders enrolled in alcohol treatment programs as part of their sentence are significantly less likely to be charged or reconvicted in the 12 months following their programmed, a study led by Plymouth University has shown.   Researchers from the University’s School of …

The Dangers of ‘Overage’ Drinking

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The Dangers of ‘Overage’ Drinking   Aging boomers, retirement boredom and a penchant for booze portend a perilous cocktail. U.S. News By Kimberly Leonard May 13, 2015   An extra shot of bourbon. One more glass of chardonnay.   “Having another” can often go unnoticed or ignored when it’s an older adult who’s doing the drinking. After all, Grandpa’s lived a …

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. …