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 …

South Africa: Sober up: If the state doesn’t do it, who will?

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South Africa: Sober up: If the state doesn’t do it, who will?   News 24 Mphonyane Mofokeng, City Press May 31, 2015 Government will be bringing our alcohol laws in line with international standards and anyone upset about this hardly matters. Here’s why   The Southern African Alcohol Policy Alliance welcomes Minister of Trade and Industry Rob Davies’ decision to …

The dangers of smoking cannabis when drinking: Alcohol increases amount of the drug’s ‘high inducing’ ingredient in the blood

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The dangers of smoking cannabis when drinking: Alcohol increases amount of the drug’s ‘high inducing’ ingredient in the blood   Inhaling marijuana after drinking increases concentration of THC in blood THC is the active ingredient in marijuana which produces the ‘high’ Cannabis and alcohol together are commonly detected after car crashes Experts said drinking and smoking increases chance of an …

What Alcohol Does to Your Body, Brain, Heart, and Muscles (Excerpt)

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What Alcohol Does to Your Body, Brain, Heart, and Muscles (Excerpt)   Source: Men’s Health May 31, 2015   Just one sip of beer, wine, or whisky hangs out in your body for about 2 hours. Once it quickly enters your bloodstream, it touches down on nearly every organ and system in your body.   Thanks to its job breaking …

OECD releases report on harmful alcohol use

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OECD releases report on harmful alcohol use   Source: WHO 01-06-2015   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 in drinking.   …

America’s alcohol crisis: Researchers warn 8% of population now has a drinking problem – and only the British drink more

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America’s alcohol crisis: Researchers warn 8% of population now has a drinking problem – and only the British drink more   More Australians have taken cannabis, ecstasy and amphetamine-type drugs in the last 12 months than elsewhere in the world More than 12% of British people have an alcohol disorder, compared with nearly 8% of people in the US and …