Illinois: Road deaths fell significantly following alcohol tax increases, say researchers

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Illinois: Road deaths fell significantly following alcohol tax increases, say researchers   Source: MNT 1 April 2015   Increasing alcohol taxes across the US could prevent thousands of deaths from motor vehicle accidents every year, say researchers who conducted a study that showed a rise in alcohol taxes in one particular state was followed by a significant reduction in alcohol-related …

Alaska: Wet, damp or dry, Alaska communities suffer scourge of alcohol abuse

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Alaska: Wet, damp or dry, Alaska communities suffer scourge of alcohol abuse   Source: Alaska Dispatch Elise Patkotak March 31, 2015   It’s a heartbreaking story full of tragedy, sadness and pain. It’s the story of alcohol in Alaska, and specifically the attempts of people in small Alaska villages to mitigate the damage by controlling the flow. Unfortunately, decades after …

Do you have a drinking problem: try this alcohol unit calculator

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Do you have a drinking problem: try this alcohol unit calculator   One in five young professionals in the UK consider themselves to have a drinking problem, new research shows   Source: The Telegraph By Gregory Walton 2 Apr 2015   One in five young professionals in the UK consider themselves to have a drinking problem, a survey has found. …

5 facts to know for Alcohol Awareness Month

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5 facts to know for Alcohol Awareness Month   Source: USA Today By: Arielle Hines April 1, 2015   April is Alcohol Awareness Month, and instead of toasting it, how about a look at some salient facts. Here, five things you should know about alcohol.   ‘Binge drinking’ is less drinks than you’d guess   According to the Centers for …

NCADD Announces 2015 NCADD Alcohol Awareness Month Theme – “For the Health of It: Early Education on Alcoholism and Addiction”

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NCADD Announces 2015 NCADD Alcohol Awareness Month Theme – “For the Health of It: Early Education on Alcoholism and Addiction”   Alcohol Awareness – The Key to Community Change, Personal and Family Recovery 29 Years of Improving and Saving Lives Through Prevention, Treatment and Recovery   NCADD April 2, 2015   Each April since 1987, the National Council on Alcoholism …

South Africa: SA set to raise alcohol drinking age limit to 21

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South Africa: SA set to raise alcohol drinking age limit to 21   Biz News By Andre Janse van Vuuren May 25, 2015 (Bloomberg) — South Africa may raise its drinking age and hold beverage companies liable for unlicensed trade in their products, a step to reduce the cost and impact of alcohol abuse.   The government proposed increasing the …

How the margarita got its name

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How the margarita got its name   Source: FoxNews Ali Rosen May 28, 2015   There is nothing better in summer than sitting outside with a cold margarita – or as Jimmy Buffet might say, wasting away in Margaritaville.   But while it seems the potent combination of tequila, triple sec and lime has always been with us, there was …

Middle aged drinkers are going to have drink problems

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Middle aged drinkers are going to have drink problems   Source: Drinks International By Christian Davis 28 May, 2015   Approximately 3.4 million middle aged people who drink regularly are going to have health problems, according to an alcohol education charity.   Drinkaware says the UK’s “hidden drinkers”, regularly drink above the lower risk limits, despite many recognising the potential …

Eatery Near Texas Biker Shootout Sues Twin Peaks

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Eatery Near Texas Biker Shootout Sues Twin Peaks   Source: Law360 By Alex Wolf May 22, 2015   A Waco, Texas, restaurant closed by law enforcement authorities after the deadly biker gang shootout at the neighboring Twin Peaks restaurant sued Twin Peaks on Friday for gross negligence, asking for $1 million in compensation for property damage and loss of business. …

Deadly Twin Peaks shooting heightens restaurant security concerns

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Deadly Twin Peaks shooting heightens restaurant security concerns   Event spurs other brands to evaluate policies   Source: NRN Ron Ruggless May 22, 2015   Security concerns were heightened among restaurants in the wake of the shootings last Sunday at a Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco, Texas, which ended with nine people dead, 18 injured and 170 suspects arrested.   …