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  • Behind enemy (head)lines: The real point of drug-hazards study isn't pot safety
    Behind enemy (head)lines: The real point of drug-hazards study isn't pot safety
    An accurate headline for the widely circulated Feb. 23Scientific Reports study showing comparative risks of alcohol, tobacco, cannabis and other illicit drugs would read 'Yes, alcohol really is that dangerous.' However, the material of the...
  • Dartmouth hard alcohol banned
    Dartmouth hard alcohol banned: Dartmouth college takes hardline against booze
    Dartmouth College is taking a firm stand against hard alcohol, banning booze and threatening to scuttle college frats and other groups that misuse alcohol. Acts thatlead to “extreme behaviors,” fueled by booze, among the campus body of...
  • Sobriety :60+ looks at junk science vs. facts on alcohol and heart, liver health
    Sobriety :60+ looks at junk science vs. facts on alcohol and heart, liver health
    January 2015 brought in reports from a questionable European medical publication on an even more questionable study claiming a drink a day slightly reduces heart failure risk. Daily drinking? That's an alcoholism warning sign. Daily drinking...
  • Alcohol abuse
    Tampa alcohol abusers' risk, counselors & governments need newer laws to help
    When explaining the importance of substance use disorders, the professional counselor should have the knowledge necessary to help his client. This understanding must involved tolerance and withdrawal. Therefore, the main concern for the counselor...
  • One drink per day keeps heart failure away
    One drink per day may help keep heart failure away
    A recent study found that consuming up to seven alcoholic beverages per week may help prevent the development of heart failure in the future. Twenty-three million people worldwide experience heart failure, and it is said to be caused by a number...
  • Teenage boy (16-17) vodka into a glass
    Television alcohol ads prompt teen drinking behavior
    Alcohol is the most common drug among youth and a major contributor to morbidity and mortality worldwide In 2009, about 10.4 million young people between ages 12 and 20 drank more than “just a few sips” of alcohol. Among those under...
  • Teens drinking beer
    TV alcohol ads tied to underage drinking
    A new study from Dartmouth College adds to the evidence that TV alcohol advertisements contribute to problem drinking in underage teens. The research, published in the Jan. 19 online issue of JAMA Pediatrics, looks at the alcohol industry and the...
  • Prescription drugs and drinking
    Prescriptions and drinking don't mix
    A generous number of Americans who drink, additionally take prescriptions that ought not be blended with liquor, anew government examination suggests. The study, of almost 27,000 U.S. grown-ups, found that among current consumers, around 43...
  • Testing a tester: BACtrack Vio
    Testing a tester: BACtrack Vio
    The state of gadgetry here in America is so dang cool. If there’s a need, no, scratch that, if there is even a soupçon of want, someone has more than likely invented something to fulfil it. This is not to say that these gadgets are...
  • Almost half of drinkers mix prescription drugs with alcohol
    Almost half of drinkers mix prescription drugs with alcohol
    A new study has reported that almost 50% of alcohol consumers in the United States have used one or more prescription medications that interact with alcohol. The practice can result in serious health consequences, including death. The findings...
  • Researchers claim a don’t drink and sleep policy is better for sleep
    Researchers claim a don’t drink and sleep policy is better for sleep
    Many people have a drink or two before retiring for the night because the alcohol makes them drowsy. Alcohol does make a person drowsy but alcohol also interferes with the production of brain wave patterns that produce restful and invigorating...
  • CDC: Alcohol poisoning deaths occur most for middle-aged men
    CDC: Alcohol poisoning deaths occur most for middle-aged men
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have released the first study on how alcohol poisoning is affecting the general American population. This is the first study of its kind to be released in 10 years. According to the New York Times on...
  • Franklin Pierce
    Good leadership requires character
    The year is 1853. Franklin Pierce has been elected the country’s new president and will soon take the oath of office. On January 6th, President-elect Pierce and his family board a train near Boston. As the train approaches Andover, the car...
  • The Sobriety :60 covers alcohol's relationship to lung health, COPD
    The Sobriety :60 covers alcohol's relationship to lung health, COPD
    The liver isn't anywhere close to being the only organ damaged by alcohol. It atrophies the brain, threatens every part of the digestive tract, and as previous Sobriety :60s noted, it is a menace to heart health.A relatively new region of...
  • Chandon Limited Edition bottle covers
    News about wine, holiday spirits and Chandon
    We tried Chandon just recently in the Holiday Limited Edition bottle and loved it. It is light, has a lot of effervescence, and can mix with many foods and appetizers.I don’t know if wine, champagne and other similar spirits are in your...