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NIH halts study on benefits of moderate drinking after concerns raised over industry involvement
05-23-18 Category: Alcohol, Alcohol Abuse, Alcohol Addiction

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently halted the study looking into the health benefits of moderate drinking after reports emerged that its employees sought funding from the alcohol industry. On May 17, 2018, NIH Director Francis Collins said that the proposed study was suspended, citing the need to investigate the source of funding. “This […]

Are top spirit brands moving away from Twitter?
04-24-18 Category: Alcohol Abuse, Alcohol Addiction

It appears that several spirit brands are deserting Twitter. A recent study by drinks specialist marketing agency YesMore shows that over 42 percent of the top 100 spirits and liqueur brands haven’t tweeted from their accounts in the past one month. The research also suggested that 32 percent of the brands haven’t posted any tweet […]

Despite opposition, bill to allow California bars to extend closing time gets closer to reality

A new bill that would allow bars in California to extend their closing time to 4 a.m. has cleared initial hurdles in the state Senate. Sponsored by Senator Scott Wiener of San Francisco, the legislation – SB 905 – has been forwarded to the California Senate’s Appropriations Committee after being approved by the Senate Governmental […]

States with legal marijuana programs saw 15% drop in alcohol sales, finds study

The alcohol consumption rate in the United States seem to be related to the growing legalization of medical marijuana nationwide. Researchers from the University of Connecticut, Georgia State University and Universidad del Pacifico, Lima, found that medical marijuana laws led to 15 percent drop in alcohol sales in states with legal cannabis programs. The study […]

Sharp rise in alcohol-related emergency room visits in US, finds study

It seems the ongoing opioid epidemic is overshadowing the scourge of alcoholism in the United States, as a recent study has suggested that the emergency room (ER) visits for alcohol intoxication have seen a significant rise in recent years. According to the study published recently in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 2014 saw […]

Christmas isn’t all about drinking
12-22-17 Category: Alcohol, Alcohol Abuse, Alcohol Addiction

After several months of treatment at a local rehab and painstaking efforts to break free from alcoholism, 23-year-old Greg (name changed) thought he had finally won the battle. But he had not imagined that his recent breakup with his high school sweetheart would make it tough to handle the surge of negative emotions, especially at […]

10-23-17 Category: Alcohol Addiction

Gone are the days of munching popcorn and sipping carbonated drinks while watching a movie. In a bid to woo patrons back to the cinemas and increase revenues, more and more movie theatres in the United States are now applying for liquor permits to sell alcohol on their premises. In 1997, only 14 theatres nationwide […]

09-27-17 Category: Alcohol Addiction

Despite alcohol being a legal and easily obtainable substance with several negative consequences, the scientific community has not yet fully understood how ethanol produces changes in brain function to promote habitual, uncontrolled use of alcohol and its cravings. A recent discovery by a team of researchers from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) sheds […]

09-19-17 Category: Alcohol Addiction

Under the present circumstances, it is well-known that drinking and driving cannot go together, given the adverse impact of alcohol on motor and coordination skills. However, in the event of unmanned cars hitting American roads, analysts have predicted that it would give a monumental push to alcohol sales as the time spent in driving will […]


Rivulets of sweat ran down her face, as she started feeling the agony and distress. The horrible panic attack had started, yet again. Gasping for breath, she staggered to the dining room and headed straight for the bar, where she made a large drink for herself. Holding a whiskey glass in her trembling hands, she […]

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