Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Alcohol News - 33/2017

BBC News (UK) - Drunk air passenger arrests up 50%
Arrests of passengers suspected of being drunk at UK airports and on flights have risen by 50% in a year, a BBC Panorama investigation suggests.
The Guardian - Ryanair calls for airport crackdown on alcohol sales
Ryanair has called for a crackdown on alcohol sales at British airports after claiming that airlines are saddled with the consequences of passengers getting drunk before flights.
New York Daily News (USA) - One in eight Americans is an alcoholic: study
One in eight Americans could be considered an alcoholic, says a new study in JAMA Psychiatry. Nearly 13% of American adults — roughly 30 million — meet the criteria for alcoholism, as defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV).
TASS (Russia) - More than one-third of Russians claim they do not drink alcohol — poll
According to the poll, most Russians (80%) believe that all alcoholic beverages have an adverse effect on one’s health.
TIME (USA) - Why Americans—Especially Women—Are Drinking More Alcohol
More Americans are drinking high amounts of alcohol, and the greatest increases are seen among women and older adults, according to a new study published in JAMA Psychiatry.
New Zealand Herald (New Zealand) - Alcohol re-think 'central' to mental health policy, Government told
Cheap booze is a cause of depression and aid to suicide and there is a pressing need to rethink its availability and price, the Government has been told by the Prime Minister's chief science adviser. (USA) - TABC Plans Undercover Stings at Alcohol-Selling Businesses
Undercover operations at thousands of alcohol retailers will test to see if the businesses sell to those under 21.
The Globe and Mail (Canada) - Globe editorial: A lower alcohol limit for drivers is a smart move
The revelation that federal Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould is toying with the idea of lowering the legal blood-alcohol limit for drivers has caught some people off-guard.
The North West Star (Australia) - Minister visits Mornington Island amidst AMP review
Minister for Indigenous Affairs has a chance to seize the day in his new role and implement a new Alcohol Management Plan (AMP) on Mornington Island.
Nyasa Times (Malawi) - Minister Muluzi to launch Malawi Alcohol Policy
Ministry of Health in conjunction with Malawi Alcohol Policy Alliance will on August 18, 2017, launch the Malawi National Alcohol Policy which will among other things help check alcohol abuse.
Science Daily - Brain injury in kids might lead to alcohol abuse
Researchers have surveyed previous studies to investigate the relationship between traumatic brain injuries and alcohol abuse. They found evidence that traumatic brain injuries in children and adolescents could be a risk-factor for alcohol abuse in later life, and advise that brain injury survivors should be given special attention to address potential substance abuse issues.
Herald Sun (Australia) - Responsible service of alcohol laws must apply to youth gatherings, says security firm boss
THE operator of a teen party security firm says under-age functions should be covered by Victoria’s responsible service of alcohol rules.
Herald Scotland (Scotland) - Scotch Whisky Association faces £1.2m in costs if alcohol pricing appeal fails
A TRADE body behind the four-year legal bid to block the policy on minimum pricing of alcohol stands to lose up to £1.2 million if the court action is unsuccessful.
Nzherald - People share photos of incredible transformations after quitting alcohol
Even if you're not an alcoholic, drinking can take a heavy toll on your body. While the occasional drink is harmless (some would say even beneficial), excessive drinking has serious consequences, affecting internal organs as well as physical appearance.
Huffington Post Australia - Why Quitting Alcohol Is The Best Thing I’ve Ever Done
I used to have the motto, 'I'm here for a good time, not a long time', and my golly I've had a good time. But did it make me eternally happy? No. And in hindsight, how awful was that motto?

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