Tag Archives: Substance Abuse

• Well-Hungover: The Drinking Man’s Guide to Surviving the Morning After

Well-Hungover: The Drinking Man’s Guide to Surviving the Morning After

Follow the Doctor’s Orders What do you learn after treating 11,000 train wrecks? How to avoid them. We talked to Dr. Jason Burke of Hangover Heaven (read about his treatments here) about the best ways to stay hangover free. Don’t go to sleep. At least not right away. “When you pass out, your organs slow down,” […]

• 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 […]

• How to Get Drunk After Age 28

How to Get Drunk After Age 28

Sorry kids: One bright, punishing morning sometime in your mid-to-late twenties, you’re going to wake up after the usual night of pounding the brews with a truly brutal hangover. Not the hangover you’re used to — you know, the kind you can sleep through, still go to work on, joke about, or reverse with a […]

• Wow. Gadget to detect fake alcohol invented without opening bottle

Wow. Gadget to detect fake alcohol invented without opening bottle

UK scientists have developed a gadget that helps users detect fake alcoholic drinks without opening the bottle. As the battle continues against counterfeit alcohol, a team at the University of Leicester Space Research Centre have invented a device that uses a beam of light to analyse a bottle’s contents through the glass. The device provides […]

• Way to go! Drunk man crashes AA meeting — with beer

Way to go! Drunk man crashes AA meeting — with beer

Police arrested a drunk Ohio man who was carrying a beer after they said he crashed an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting and refused to leave.Darrin Porter, 45, showed up drunk at the 12 Step House in Cincinnati at 12:15 a.m. and interrupted a meeting while wandering the hallways, Cincinnati TV station WLWT reported. Employees escorted Porter […]

• Lil’ Wayne’s New Tour — 100% Booze-Free Backstage

Lil’ Wayne’s New Tour — 100% Booze-Free Backstage

He’s banned from consuming alcohol ’til 2013 — and to make sure Lil Wayne STAYS booze-free … the people behind his new tour have instituted a zero-tolerance no-alcohol policy backstage. A rep for the I Am Still Music Tour tells TMZ, the concerts have “a dry backstage as we are committed to keeping a safe […]

• Beer Institute Recognizes Alcohol Awareness Month

Beer Institute Recognizes Alcohol Awareness Month

Beer Institute Recognizes Alcohol Awareness Month, Highlights Commitment to Reduce Underage Drinking, Drunk Driving. In recognition of National Alcohol Awareness Month, Joe McClain, president of the Beer Institute, emphasized the long-term commitment of brewers and importers to reduce underage drinking and drunk driving. As an industry, they have made significant investments in public safety, education […]

• Dad, I Prefer the Shiraz

Dad, I Prefer the Shiraz

Do Parents Who Serve Teens Beer and Wine at Home Raise Responsible Drinkers? Parents teach their children how to swim, how to ride a bicycle and how to drive. Should they also teach their teenagers how to drink responsibly? The volatile issue is seldom discussed at alcohol-awareness programs. But some parents do quietly allow their […]

• Global Breathalyzers Market to Reach $100M by 2015

Global Breathalyzers Market to Reach $100M by 2015

GIA (Global Industry Analysts) announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Breath Analyzers market. World breath analyzers market is forecast to reach US$100 million by the year 2015. Post recession recovery will be supported by rising end-user spending, steady rebuilding of business confidence index, and rise in voluntary corporate alcohol & drug testing […]

• 5 Terrible Ideas for Alcohol

5 Terrible Ideas for Alcohol

Unlike pizza, which is good even when it’s not, there is such thing as bad alcohol. And over the years, there has been plenty of it. Whether it’s an effort to stand out on crowded liquor store shelves, or a misguided attempt at targeting an under-served segment of the drinking public, there are some taste […]

• Up for something new? Remember ether? Try an ether cocktail

Up for something new? Remember ether? Try an ether cocktail

Ether is a neglected drug. This is surprising given its effects are so similar to alcohol (the world’s most popular vice), its popularity throughout the 19th century, and its low cost. Mike Jay, the curator of the Wellcome’s exhibition High Society, notes that “Apart from the omnipresent alcohol, ether was one of the most widely […]

• UK: Calls likely to grow for ban on alcohol advertising in sport

UK: Calls likely to grow for ban on alcohol advertising in sport

 SPORTS bodies are bracing themselves for more calls to ban alcohol sponsorship and advertising when a major scientific study comes out. Expert Dr Kerry O’Brien believes sports, mainly ­football and rugby, are being misused to promote drinks. Dr O’Brien said: “Alcohol advertising and sponsorship in sport is a problem. Why would the alcohol industry […]

• New test for hair & nails indicates booze intake over last 90 days

New test for hair & nails indicates booze intake over last 90 days

United States Drug Testing Laboratories (USDTL) has launched two new tests – one for fingernails and the other for hair – which can report a donor’s alcohol exposure for the past 90 days reliably. The NailStat and HairStat EtG tests measure ethyl glucuronide (EtG) – a minor product of alcohol metabolism. “For the first time, […]

• Controversial Four Loko Back On Shelves

Controversial Four Loko Back On Shelves

After an FDA ban a drink that has caused a whirlwind of controversy for its high alcohol and caffeine content is back on store shelves. In mid-November Four Loko and six other caffeinated-alcoholic beverage makers received a letter from the FDA saying their product is a public health concern. So Four Loko is now reformulated and back […]

• Pill to help alcoholics stop at one drink may be on the way

Pill to help alcoholics stop at one drink may be on the way

The first pill designed to curb a person’s urge to have more than a few drinks at a sitting is undergoing tests in Europe, promising doctors and public-health authorities a new approach to fighting alcoholism. The drug, nalmefene from H. Lundbeck A/S in Valby, Denmark, blocks brain signals that make activities such as sex and […]