Monday, August 13, 2012

Alcohol News - 33/2012


Science Nordic (Norway) - For Norwegian drug addicts, pregnancy might lead to incarceration
A unique law gives social workers in Norway the right to lock up pregnant drug addicts to protect the health of unborn children. A new study looks at how the pregnant users react to being incarcerated.
Göteborg Daily (Sweden) - New treatment for alcoholism
Researchers in Sweden say they have found a potential treatment for alcohol dependence. The drug candidate, OSU6162, was developed by Nobel Prize winner Arvid Carlsson in Gothenburg. It has been studied for treatment of alcohol dependence by researchers at Karolinska Institutet and the University of Gothenburg.
Reuters (South Africa) - Insight: African alcohol binge raises pressure for crackdown
On a bitterly cold Saturday afternoon in Worcester, a forlorn rural community near South Africa's southern tip, the queue at the liquor store is the longest in town.
Examiner - Alcohol abuse can be predicted in adolescents by MRI
Lindsay M. Squeglia, Ph.D., of the University of California, San Diego led a group of researchers that reported a direct connection between the lack of brain activity in specific brain regions as detected by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and future heavy drinking in the September issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs that was reviewed at the Eureka Alert web site on August 8, 2012.
RTT News - Deadly Cocktail: Alcohol Ads In Youth Magazines Violate Industry Rules
Each year, more than $4 billion is estimated to be spent by the alcohol industry for marketing its products. That youth are being disproportionately exposed to appealing alcohol advertisements in magazines is a known fact.
Scottish Daily Record (Scotland) - Revealed: Shocking figures show one Scottish child in 10 is living with an alcoholic parent
The research shows that up to 93,000 youngsters under the age of 16 are living with one or more parents with a drink problem.
GoodTherapy.org - Vigilant Parenting Helps Prevent Alcohol Misuse in Teens With ADHD
Children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are at risk for numerous social, psychological, and academic challenges. Negative behaviors can draw unwanted attention to children with ADHD and make them feel like they are different than their peers.
ABC Online (Australia) - Blanket alcohol ban to stamp out drinking in park
In a bid to quell problems with vandalism and anti-social behaviour Lake Macquarie Council has been asked to place a total ban on alcohol consumption at Mahrahkah Park and Charlestown Oval.
Firstpost (Australia) - End of good times on Facebook for alcohol brands
In a development which could impact the way brands in certain categories use Facebook, “The Australian Advertising Standards Board has ruled that Facebook is an advertising medium, and as such, company pages must comply with pertinent codes and laws, vetting all public posts to ensure they are not sexist, racist or factually inaccurate,” says Brandchannel.
ReporterNews.com - Study finds more youth start using drugs, alcohol, tobacco during the
summer
A recent report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration indicates that youths between the ages of 12 and 17 are more likely to start using drugs, alcohol and cigarettes during the summer than other portions of the year.
The Daily Post (New Zealand) - MP calls for tougher drink rules for teens
Tougher rules are needed to deal with alcohol-fuelled antics of young people, says Rotorua MP Todd McClay.

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