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Tightening alcohol laws can reduce alcohol-related crash fatalities, says study

May 31, 2018 alcohol

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Tightening alcohol laws can reduce alcohol-related crash fatalities, says study With 29 people succumbing to alcohol-impaired motor vehicle crashes every day in the United States, as per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the need of hour is stricter regulations. In this context, a recent study has suggested that strengthening state alcohol policies by a mere 10 percent can effectively pull down alcohol-related crash fatalities by 10 percent. According to the study conducted by Dr. Timothy Naimi, an alcohol policy expert at Boston Medical Center’s Clinical Addiction Research and Education Unit, since the alcohol-related policies in the U.S. vary from state to state, it is important that all…

David Itzkoff’s ‘Robin’ reveals Robin Williams’s tryst with alcohol and drugs

May 18, 2018 alcohol

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David Itzkoff’s ‘Robin’ reveals Robin Williams’s tryst with alcohol and drugs David L. Itzkoff, an American journalist and writer, recently released his biography on Robin Williams, the late legendary actor and comedian. The book titled “Robin” doesn’t just take the readers through the fame and glory earned by the actor who was full of life but also aptly touches the dark side of his life, his battle against alcohol and drug addiction and the ways in which his talent disguised his conflicting emotions and self-doubt. Itzkoff’s book is based on the findings drawn from more than a hundred original interviews conducted with family, friends and colleagues, and an extensive archival research.…

Study suggests reducing serving size to cut back on alcohol

May 17, 2018 alcohol

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Study suggests reducing serving size to cut back on alcohol It is a known fact that alcohol consumption has several ill effects on health. However, many people find it difficult to reduce the amount of drinks despite their willingness to do so. Now, a recent study has suggested a novel way to cut down on alcohol without even realizing it. According to the study published recently in the journal Addiction, reducing the standard serving size of alcoholic beverages makes it easier for people to consume less booze and may have a considerable effect on public health. For the study, researchers from two British universities observed the drinking habit of respondents,…

Time to say ‘no’ to drinking and driving

May 15, 2017 alcohol

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Drinking and driving is a fatal encounter. Statistics from the past are enough to narrate the tale of this lethal rendezvous. According to the reports published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the United States witnesses 28 daily deaths involving an alcohol-impaired driver, amounting to one death every 53 minutes. Unfortunately, car crashes are the leading cause of death in teens. In 2014, around 9,967 people died in alcohol-impaired driving crashes. In the same year, over half (116) of the total (209) child passengers, aged 14 and younger, died due to an alcohol-impaired driver. In addition, driving…
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