Is It Manslaughter to Serve Someone 56 Shots of Liquor?

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Is It Manslaughter to Serve Someone 56 Shots of Liquor?   Source: Munchies By Jesse Hirsch May 12, 2015   In a case likely to set precedent-and ruffle some French feathers-a bar owner in Clermont-Ferrand, France, is on trial for killing a man with shots. Fifty-six shots of liquor, to be precise, one more than the bar’s all-time record of …

Confronting binge drinking

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Confronting binge drinking UDaily University of Delaware May 21, 2015   DELAWARE – Social media campaign raises awareness about high-risk drinking 10:40 a.m., May 21, 2015–Brandywine Counseling and Community Services and Collective Action Urging Social Evolution (The CAUSE) recently held a Binge Media Challenge at the University of Delaware to encourage students to use social media to confront the issue …

Here’s why drinking makes you friendlier — to certain people

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Here’s why drinking makes you friendlier — to certain people Business Insider By Ian Mitchell, The Conversation May 21, 2015   Drinking alcohol is associated with aggressive behaviour, accidents and ill health. Yet many of us choose to drink socially. This may reflect alcohol’s actions on specific brain circuits which make us feel euphoric and less anxious.   Alcohol may also …

Tobacco companies prepare multi-billion compensation claims over UK plain packaging

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Tobacco companies prepare multi-billion compensation claims over UK plain packaging   Taxpayers could be forced to pay tobacco industry up to £11 billion industry for trademark losses   Source: The Telegraph By John Bingham, Social Affairs Editor 21 May 2015   Tobacco companies are preparing to launch what could be one of the biggest ever legal claims against the British …

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 …