Tag Archives: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

• Rich men drink more than anyone else…

Rich men drink more than anyone else…

Don Draper might be finishing his last cocktail this spring on “Mad Men,” but there’s still plenty of men in high-end suits ordering drinks. People with more education and higher socioeconomic status — generally white men — tend to drink more than others, according to a new study by the Organization of Economic Co-operation and […]

• Your brain on booze asks, “What Is alcohol tolerance?”

Your brain on booze asks, “What Is alcohol tolerance?”

… St. Patrick’s Day undeniably owns one of the top spots on any list of the drunkest holidays — and tolerance (or lack there of) may never be so publicly on display. So why can some people handle their liquor better than others? First, it’s important to define what, exactly, tolerance is. There are two […]

• Wine drinkers often overpour, study says. Duh.

Wine drinkers often overpour, study says. Duh.

People who drink wine often don’t know how much they are consuming, researchers at Iowa State and Cornell universities found in a new study. Though the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism says a standard serving is 5 ounces, varieties of wine glass shapes, sizes and colors make it hard to keep track of […]

• Beer Institute spent $260K lobbying

Beer Institute spent $260K lobbying

The Beer Institute spent $260,000 in the third quarter to lobby on alcohol tax, labeling, safety awareness and other issues, according to a disclosure report. That is up from the $220,000 it spent in the second quarter and down from the $360,000 it spent in the third quarter last year. The trade group — whose […]

• Beer Drinkers Are Normal, Study Derisively Claims

Beer Drinkers Are Normal, Study Derisively Claims

In yet another hatchet job by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, a new study they sponsored declares “Alcohol Consumers Are Becoming The Norm,” as if that’s a bad thing. The longitudinal study using data almost two decades old from the NIAAA’s 1991-92 National Longitudinal Alcohol Epidemiologic Survey and the 2001-02 National Epidemiologic […]