Government invents car with built-in breathalyser

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Government invents car with built-in breathalyser   Source: The Spirits Business by Annie Hayes 5th June, 2015   A test vehicle that breathalyses drivers before its ignition can start has been built by the US Transportation Department.   Some members of Congress are already fans of the “DADDS” – Driver Alcohol Detection System – feature that has been installed in …

Repeated Alcohol Use in Teen Years Can Lead to Long-Lasting Brain Changes: Rat Study

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Repeated Alcohol Use in Teen Years Can Lead to Long-Lasting Brain Changes: Rat Study   BY JOIN TOGETHER STAFF April 30th, 2015 Repeated exposure to alcohol during the teen years can lead to long-lasting changes in the part of the brain that controls memory and learning, a new study of rats suggests. The study found adult rats who regularly consumed alcohol …

National Study Demonstrates that Responsible Retailing Programs Improve Clerk ID-Checking to Avoid Illegal Alcohol Sales to Minors

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National Study Demonstrates that Responsible Retailing Programs Improve Clerk ID-Checking to Avoid Illegal Alcohol Sales to Minors   Researchers with the Responsible Retailing Forum Present Their Evaluation Findings for MillerCoors Respect 21™ Program   Responsible Retailing Forum By Dr. Brad Krevor April 30, 2015 Researchers with Responsible Retailing Forum today released the findings of their national study of MillerCoors Respect …

Southern Comfort Launches Drone Booze Delivery Program

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Southern Comfort Launches Drone Booze Delivery Program   Eater By Khushbu Shah March 31, 2015   After four years of research nothing screams “I live my life on the edge” quite like having a bottle of Southern Comfort delivered to you via drone. According to a press release, the liquor company is launching a beta version of their obviously named SoCo 2Go:Drone …

Letting Kids Sip Alcohol May ‘Send Wrong Message’

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Letting Kids Sip Alcohol May ‘Send Wrong Message’ Study suggests it might make booze more appealing to children   WebMD News from HealthDay By Robert Preidt, HealthDay Reporter March 31, 2015   TUESDAY, March 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Children who are allowed occasional sips of alcohol are more likely to start drinking by the time they’re in high school, a new …

United Kingdom: Mobile booze buses to treat drunken revellers could be rolled out nationwide

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United Kingdom: Mobile booze buses to treat drunken revellers could be rolled out nationwide The Independent   By Chris Green, Senior Reporter March 31, 2015   Mobile “booze buses” to treat drunken revellers could soon become a common sight in towns and cities across England, after a pilot project led to dramatic decreases in A&E admissions and saved the NHS …

Safe and Sound – How the three-tier alcohol regulatory system promotes safe products and high revenue collection – New Short Report Available

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Safe and Sound – How the three-tier alcohol regulatory system promotes safe products and high revenue collection – New Short Report Available   Healthy Alcohol Marketplace By Pamela Erickson, CEO, Public Action Management, PLC April 30, 2015 The recent recall of Blue Bell ice cream products reminds us how devastating contaminated products can be – both for those who are …

Alcohol Problems Affect About 33 Million U.S. Adults

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Alcohol Problems Affect About 33 Million U.S. Adults   TIME By Alexandra Sifferlin June 3, 2015 Many do not get treated   About 14% of U.S. adults have alcohol-related problems, according to new data on Americans’ drinking behaviors.   The new study, published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry, looked at the prevalence of drinking issues based on a new definition …

Wet or dry? Drinking rates coincide with accessibility

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Wet or dry? Drinking rates coincide with accessibility   Source: The Clarion-Ledger Kate Royals May 26, 2015   People who want to see alcohol sales in Mississippi’s dry counties may reason that if folks really want a drink, they’ll go to any lengths necessary to get it.   While that may be true in some cases, data reveal people in …