Sweden) - launches new strategy to combat narcotic, alcohol problems Sweden
The Swedish government Tuesday launched a new comprehensive strategy to deal with alcohol, drugs, doping and tobacco problems together.
Monsters and Critics (
Germany) - reportedly considering alcohol locks for cars Germany
The German government is considering introducing vehicle locks that prevent car engines from starting if the driver is inebriated, media reported Wednesday.
Reuters - Hung-over surgeons more error-prone
Surgeons might want to steer clear of alcohol the night before operating, according to a new report that shows a hangover fuels errors during simulated surgery.
HealthNews - Energy Drinks Mixed with Alcohol Can Cause Increased Impairment
Energy drinks, also called functional beverages, have been racking up space in the grocery beverage aisle for some time.
BBC News (France) -
riot police face beer and wine meal ban France
French riot police are outraged over plans to end a long-cherished tradition of drinking alcohol with their meals.
The majority of crimes committed throughout the state of
have a direct link to alcohol abuse. That was the crux of a presentation given by Ernie Johnson, a management consultant for the Wyoming Wyoming Association of Sheriffs and Chiefs of Police, at the 12-24 Club in on Tuesday. Casper
) - Adults need to 'let go of their love for alcohol' – expert New Zealand
There is growing pressure for the government to tighten up
's alcohol laws following a report into the death of a teenager from binge drinking. New Zealand
Yorkshire Post (
UK) - girls top binge drinking league UK
British girls are the biggest teenage binge drinkers in the Western world – and they are getting drunk more often than boys.
India ( ) - Programme to keep teens away from alcohol Germany
A team of scientists have developed a program to help children and young adults stay away from alcohol and substance abuse.
Daily Mail (
) - Scandal of 80,000 on sickness benefits for minor ailments... including diarrhoea UK
Thousands of people have been on incapacity benefit for more than a decade for minor ailments, alcohol addiction and obesity.
Independent Online (
) - War declared on drunken driving South Africa
War has been declared on anyone driving drunk in
. In the last 48 hours, 86 drivers were arrested for being over the alcohol limit in Joburg, as against the 108 arrested over the entire Christmas and New Year. On Fridaynight, Ekurhuleni metro police added another 16 drivers in their region. Gauteng
China Post (
Taiwan) - One in nine kids has bought alcohol: study Taiwan
A total of 36 percent of Taiwan's elementary schoolchildren aged 10-12 have imbibed alcohol, 11 percent have skipped tutorial classes to buy it, and children living with single parents and those living with neither of their parents are more likely to buy it, according to a study published in the “Drug and Alcohol Dependence,” a journal headquartered in
Amsterdam, the . Netherlands
The Edinburgh Journal (
) - SNP still adamant on minimum prices for alcohol Scotland
DentalPlans.com - Oral health problems are prevalent among people who use drugs, alcohol
Most people who struggle with drug or alcohol abuse also suffer from oral health conditions, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment.
Canadians drink enough beer annually to fill nearly 1,000 Olympic swimming pools, while total alcohol sales approach the $20-billion mark thanks in part to the continued rise in wine popularity and price increases for many products.
India ( ) - Alcohol abuse leading to rise in liver diseases: PGI report India
PGI, Chandigarh, the only hospital equipped in the region to deal with cases of liver disease, has, in its report submitted to the department of medical education and research, Punjab, expressed concern over the increasing number of liver diseases in the state.
Food Consumer - Another Reason not to binge drink alcohol
A Loyola University Health System study has found another reason to not binge drink alcohol. Binge drinking, researchers found, could change the body's immune system response to bone injuries.
City Journalist Directory (
UK) - Drinking at Home Problems in the North of England
Drinking at home has become a problem in and around
Yorkshire in the North of England, but alcohol knows no barriers it has entered the homes of lawyers, doctors, bankers and many more professionals. In other words if you embrace alcohol you will soon find a receptive booze supplier, alcohol will never fail to deliver that ‘just one more drink’ and now many rural areas of Yorkshire are beset with people with ‘drink problems’ and alcoholism.
New York Times (
) - Beer Drinking and What It Says About China’s Economy China
than the average resident of
. By 1991, consumption topped 27 bottles a year, but still lagged behind 117 other nations, according to the World Health Organization. Iran
The Guardian (
Russia) - 's heartland in crisis as desperation and vodka take toll Russia
Drink-related deaths among men in hard-pressed rural areas exacerbate the decline in the nation's population.
) - Alcohol advertising ban: media between a rock and a hard place South Africa
South African media's indecision to support alcohol advertising ban could be linked to the fact that media companies stand to lose huge revenues if the legislation were to come into effect, one media analyst charged this week.
The Northern Echo (
) - Government "missing opportunity" to halt heavy drinking UK
A NORTH-EAST academic with a worldwide reputation in her field has criticised the Government for failing to back a cheap and effective method of curbing heavy drinking.