New research estimates that underage drinkers consume $2.2 billion of Anheuser-Busch InBev drinks – like Budweiser – per year.
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In the US, underage drinking accounts for a whopping US$17.5 billion worth of alcohol yearly. New research shows which companies take in most of this money and how little is spent on prevention.
Preventing drink spiking is a collective responsibility, not something to be shouldered by potential victims.
Engraving of a man drinking plague water during the 1665 London outbreak.
To stave off illness and melancholy, moderate drinking was advised by doctors.
Drinking as much as you used to could lead to greater intoxication.
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Tolerance happens when the brain adapts to the effects of alcohol – eventually causing us to need more to achieve the same effects.
From orange juice, to tea and coffee, to alcohol — different drinks can have different effects on iron absorption. This is worth thinking about if your iron levels are low.
In December 2020 South Africa announced a new ban on alcohol sales.
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Opponents to South Africa's Bill restricting alcohol advertising claimed it would unjustifiably violate human rights, such as freedom of expression, and consumers' rights to information.
Customs officers confiscated illegal alcoholic products in Palu, Central Sulawesi, November 17, 2020.
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If the Bill is passed without medical and psychological help and strategy, the Indonesia government might put those with alcohol dependency at a serious risk of harm from alcohol withdrawal symptoms.
Pubs are recognised as important assets to their communities, providing economic and social value alike.
Used bear bottles in a factory in Nigeria.
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Nigerian students are consuming alcohol in alarming quantities, and for psychological reasons. What can be done?
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A 2018 ruling that alcohol should be no cheaper than $1.30 per unit resulted in sales of cask wine - the most problematic drink for Darwin and the wider Northern Territory - to fall by half.
Adolescents who had more and more blackouts each year had a much higher risk of developing severe alcohol problems.
We can’t all be saints all the time.
Drinking, swearing and social transgressions can lead to good things.
How we talk to — and talk about — people who use substances is often pathologizing and hurtful.
The words we choose to talk to and talk about individuals who use substances are critical, as they contribute to how drug policy, substance use treatment and societal understanding are framed.
Ice with a slice of history.
The history of ice in drinks goes back to antiquity. But it only really got going when a Bostonian started exporting ice to the British in colonial India.
'Catching a baby' or caring for new parents on Christmas Day is special, midwives say. But Christmas can also be a vulnerable time for many women, especially so during a pandemic.
Addiction remains shrouded in stigma, while the system through which we provide addiction treatment in Australia is fragmented and failing. There's no better time to address these issues.
The guidelines are informed by a review of the best available evidence. The less you drink, the lower the risk of harm to your health.
Most Muslim-majority countries don’t ban alcohol.
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Considering the limitations of Indonesian law enforcement agencies and prison capacity, the implementation of the bill is not realistic.
Young people’s attitudes toward alcohol have changed over the years.
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Gen Z is breaking stereotypes, but there are still some worrying trends when it comes to substance abuse.
People with alcohol or substance dependency already struggle to access mental health treatment, covid will only make this worse.