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Map: How the U.S. is a lightweight among the world’s booziest nations

Source: Washington Post By Rick Noack May 13 Does consuming 100 bottles of wine a year sound like a lot? It turns out that this is actually the average alcohol consumption per person in many wealthy countries, according to a recent report. With the equivalent of a little more than 85 wine bottles per year, […]

TX: Texas Dram Shop Bill Requires Bars Buy Liquor Liability Insurance

TX: Texas Dram Shop Bill Requires Bars Buy Liquor Liability Insurance   Claims Journal May 14, 2015 A recently proposed state bill from Democratic Rep. Chris Turner is aimed at making sure all Texas bars and restaurants that derive the majority of their revenue from alcohol sales have liquor liability insurance.   The refiled “dram […]

NHTSA Releases New Study on DUI Recidivism SCRAM alcohol monitoring linked to behavior change

NHTSA Releases New Study on DUI Recidivism SCRAM alcohol monitoring linked to behavior change   PR Newswire May 14, 2015 DENVER, May 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Recently released research from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration(NHTSA) is giving communities new reasons to consider high-tech solutions to combat drunk driving.   In April NHTSA published a […]

The Dangers of ‘Overage’ Drinking

The Dangers of ‘Overage’ Drinking   Aging boomers, retirement boredom and a penchant for booze portend a perilous cocktail.   Source: US 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 […]

Heavy drinking and binge drinking rise sharply in US counties

Heavy drinking and binge drinking rise sharply in US counties   As rates of any drinking remained largely unchanged, binge drinking and heavy drinking have increased at the county level, influenced mainly by higher rates of drinking among women   Source: Healthdata.org May 15, 2015   Today, Americans are more likely to be heavy drinkers […]

Rich women and uneducated men drink most alcohol

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 […]

Alcohol education a must for colleges

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 […]

Offenders enrolled in alcohol treatment programs less likely to be reconvicted

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 […]

The Dangers of ‘Overage’ Drinking

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. […]

U.K.: Police call for drink drive limit to be halved

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 […]