Thursday, March 26, 2020

Alcohol News - 12/2020

Healthline - Resist Using Pot, Alcohol to Ease Fears During COVID-19 Outbreak
As feelings of anxiety, depression, or sheer boredom mount due to the growing pandemic of the coronavirus and COVID-19, the desire to turn to drugs and alcohol as a coping mechanism could become more problematic.
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ABC Local (Australia) - Coronavirus anxiety and self-isolation leading to higher use of alcohol, cannabis, experts say
Health advocates are urging Australians cooped up indoors to maintain a daily routine and drink in moderation, after reports of people stockpiling alcohol surfaced online.
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The Local France (France) - Halt on French local authority's alcohol ban during lockdown
A French local authority has been forced into something of a U-turn just 24 hours after banning the sale of alcohol during the coronavirus lockdown.
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Business Insider South Africa (South Africa) - Sale, transport of alcohol banned. ‘For 21 days, please stay sober.’
South Africans won’t be able to buy alcohol during lockdown, including not from supermarkets.
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What's On (Dubai) - All licensed venues in Dubai to stop serving alcohol until further notice
Dubai Police has issued a directive to all Dubai hotels stating that alcohol must not be served. All venues which are licensed to serve alcohol must cease operation immediately, until further notice.
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INSIDER - What to do if you are (or know) an alcoholic in quarantine
In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, everyone is experiencing new challenges and struggles. This is equally true if you, or someone you know, is an alcoholic.
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The Japan Times (Japan) - Why are Japan’s millennials shunning alcohol?
Some time before the coronavirus outbreak put a damper on this year’s hanami (blossom viewing) parties and other social activities, the media had already noted that the decline in alcohol consumption by younger Japanese has been accelerating.
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National Institutes of Health (USA) - National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week celebrates 10 years
National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® (NDAFW) marks its 10th anniversary March 30 through April 5, 2020, encouraging communities around the country to SHATTER THE MYTHS®about substance use and addiction.
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ERR News (Estonia/Latvia) - Estonians stop buying alcohol in Latvia after border controls reintroduced
After the reintroduction of border control, the number of Estonian customers visiting alcohol shops operating along the Latvian border has dropped dramatically. Some shops have reduced their opening hours and some have even stopped trading altogether.
Read more (New Zealand) - Domestic violence likely to increase as lock-down goes into effect
Those who work at the frontline of domestic violence are bracing for a surge in the number of people needing help as New Zealand goes into lock-down, but have to work around a cut to safe house capacity.
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The Alcohol and Drug Foundation is concerned lobbying by the alcohol industry has hindered efforts to introduce clearer pregnancy warning labels, aimed at protecting the health of unborn babies.
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ERR News (Estonia) - Government to weigh up raft of anti-drink-driving measures
The coalition cabinet is meeting Thursday do discuss drink driving counter-measures, including suspendng medical certificates for those convicted, harsher penalties, longer addiction treatment periods, a points system for offenders and the use of alcohol ignition interlock devices.
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USA News (USA) - From depression and binge drinking to big success
It is many years ago, that the unnatural was natural for the 35-year-old Nicolas Dalby. When he sits calm and relaxed and enjoys her sugar-free drinks caffe latte at Fisketorvet, there are probably not many who thinks that he lives by to beat and be beaten on by other adult men.
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