Problems with alcohol may be inherited, according to a geneticist and author Dr Margaret Smith. One only needs to look at the number of celebrities whose children have followed in their footsteps when it comes to alcohol abuse to realise there must be a link between our genes and our drinking habits, the latest example is […]
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New research suggests that one in seven Brits drink more alcohol than they do water. In fact 4 million of them haven’t had a glass of water in over a week, according to the latest research. While the consumption of tea and coffee was even higher than alcohol, the research showed that many Brits find […]
On Monday, the Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drugs Council launched a framework to prevent and intervene on the use of alcohol, tobacco and drugs. Entitled “Everybody’s Business’’, the plan calls for a review of the legal drinking age and the legal blood alcohol level for driving to 0.00. It also calls for restrictions on alcohol at […]
Watch what happens when an intoxicated and unruly passenger disrupts a flight…
More than 80 people have died from poison alcohol in Mumbai so far, with the death toll expected to rise further as more people are hospitalised. Police have made arrests in relation to smuggling and sale of the toxic alcohol.
Melbourne has relaxed its drinking laws for small bars and music venues, removing the ban on serving alcoholic drinks after 1am. In a post on TheMusic.com.au it was revealed that the liquor licence that stopped boutique bars and small music venues from serving alcohol at a certain time was introduced in 2008. It was hoped this […]
A new study has revealed that Alcopops tax has cut drinking and harm. According to the study the tax on Alcopops has significantly reduced the numbers of highly intoxicated young people presenting to hospital emergency departments. It has also reduced the number of people binge drinking across the state of NSW. Read more about it here.
A study has found that one third of adults in the United States are affected by alcohol-use disorder. Alcohol-use disorder is not the same as alcohol abuse. Alcohol-use disorder (AUD) is defined as problem drinking that causes mild to severe distress or harm. The study found that only 20 per cent of those suffering with the […]
Powdered alcohol has become a hot topic recently, with many in Australia concerned about its regulation. It is legal in most states in the US and this video describes what people in Michigan think about Palcohol or powdered alcohol.
In this video an expert of alcohol addiction discusses how alcohol may lower drinkers’ inhibitions. Something to keep in mind before you decide to binge drink again.