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Study Links Alcoholic Energy Drinks to Drunk Driving

Bar patrons who consumed energy drinks mixed with alcohol were three times more likely to leave drunk and four times more willing to drive drunk compared to patrons who drank alcohol alone, according to researchers who surveyed college-aged drinkers as they left bars. The University of Florida researchers surveyed more than 800 bar patrons at random between the hours of 10 p.m. and 3 a.m., and also collected breath...

Testing the Relationship between Alcohol and Internalizing Problems in Young Adults

The effects of alcohol have been examined to test its impact in many different areas, including family relationships, academics and work performance. Pathological behaviors associated with alcohol have shown patterns where those three areas are deteriorated as alcohol dependence increases. However, many areas have been unexplored, such as how alcohol consumption affects how problems are processed, and how...

Lawmaker’s Proposed Alcohol Tax Shot Down Again

A California lawmaker’s plan to charge a 10-cent fee for every drink served in California was officially shot down Tuesday, failing for the second time in a year to win support from his colleagues. Denis C. Theriault of the San Jose Mercury News writes that the charge, sought by Assemblyman Jim Beall, D-San Jose, would have raised $1.44 billion a year to help pay for some of the billions in criminal justice...

Australian Government Cracking Down on Alcohol Abuse over Holiday

The Australian government plans to crack down on drunken violence on New Year’s Eve by restricting alcohol at events across the country. In Sydney, revelers will be banned from bringing beer and wine to the harbor to watch the annual fireworks display. More than 1.5 million people come to Sydney Harbor to watch a lavish fireworks display on New Year’s Eve. City authorities have set up alcohol-free zones...

Australian Parents Believe Underage Drinking OK With Supervision

Parents can have a significant influence on their children, especially when alcohol is involved. More than half of adults in Australia and 63 percent of those with a higher income level, believe that 15- to 17-year-olds should be allowed to consume alcohol as long as they are under parental supervision at home. The latest MBF Healthwatch survey, summarized in a Science Daily release, surprised Bupa Australia Chief...

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