Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Alcohol News - 16/2019

Business Insider - I spent a weekend at Coachella, and my favorite part of the festival is a rule most people over 21 would probably hate
Before attending, I had heard that Coachella restricts all alcohol consumption to designated 21-plus areas away from the stage. I thought I would hate that rule, but it ended up creating a festival experience with fewer rude drunk people, less trash, and an overall nicer atmosphere.
Yahoo News (Australia) - More Aussies getting alcohol and drug help
More than 130,000 Australians sought help for drug problems last financial year, with alcohol the most common substance, according to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report released on Wednesday.
Business Day (South Africa) - Is it time to introduce a minimum unit price on alcohol?
In May 2018, Scotland introduced a minimum unit price of 50p per unit (8g) of alcohol, with the aim of reducing abusive drinking. Research had shown that a large proportion of very cheap alcohol consumed in Scotland took the form of heavy drinking, resulting in drunkenness and other socially unacceptable behaviour.
YourTango - Why Labeling People 'Alcoholics' Is Just Another Form Of Victim Blaming
I'm sober, but I'm not an alcoholic — and my addiction isn't the real problem. I finally stopped using the addictive, carcinogenic drug ethanol — known by its street name, alcohol — a year ago.
Ottawa Citizen (Canada) - Experts worry that looser alcohol laws may encourage risky drinking
Ontario’s proposal to loosen the rules on drinking — especially in public — has worried a number of community groups wanting to see the province provide more resources for alcohol-related health-care costs.
Medical News Bulletin (Australia) - Most women don’t know the link between alcohol and breast cancer
A new study by Australian researchers investigated why middle-aged women increasingly drink alcohol despite the well-known association between alcohol and breast cancer.
DutchNews.nl (Netherlands) - Health covenant heavily influenced by food and alcohol industry, say experts
The government covenant to promote public health is biased in favour of the food and alcohol industry, health law professors said on Friday.
Psychology Today - Warning Signs Your Co-Worker May Have an Alcohol Problem
April is National Alcohol Awareness Month, sponsored by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD), which works to raise awareness about the treatment and prevention of alcoholism, especially among today’s youth.
thedailyguardian.net - Tobacco and alcohol leading cause of head and neck cancer
THE leading causes of head and neck cancer are tobacco and alcohol use, the Department Health-Center for Health Development (DOH-CHD)-6 warned.
The Times - Call for global 50% rise in tax on sugar and alcohol
A global health taskforce advised by Nicola Sturgeon is recommending a 50 per cent increase in tax on rise in alcohol and sugar.
The Advocate (Tasmania) - Tasmania ranked second last in Australia on Alcohol Policy Scorecard
Tasmania has failed the most recent national Alcohol Policy Scorecard, ranking second last in the nation.
The Advocate (Australia) - Australian Institute of Health and Welfare releases new report on drug and alcohol services
The Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drugs Council says many treatment services have significant waiting lists for those who wish to receive help for substance abuse.

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