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Tag Archives: Alcohol abuse

• This guy experimented with powdered alcohol so you don’t have to

This guy experimented with powdered alcohol so you don’t have to

On Monday of this week, Connecticut’s House of Representatives voted to ban the sale of powdered alcohol, supporting a bill that will go to Governor Dannel Malloy for approval. The Nutmeg State’s attack on the stuff follows statewide bans in Delaware, Vermont, Virginia, South Carolina, Louisiana, Utah and Alaska. Senator Chuck Schumer has even advised […]

• People are ‘most attractive’ after one drink. But after two?

People are ‘most attractive’ after one drink. But after two?

Drinking a moderate amount of alcohol makes you appear more attractive to others, a new study has found. (duh) Research at Bristol University found that the intake of a single alcoholic drink could make people seem more attractive due to the relaxation of facial muscles, dilating pupils and flushed cheeks – indicating good physical health […]

• Can you stay off the booze for a month?

Can you stay off the booze for a month?

New research by the University of Sussex has found, giving up alcohol completely during January reduces harmful drinking all year round. The results of a new study have been published to coincide with the launch of the Dry January campaign, revealed that six months after completing Alcohol Concern’s annual booze-free campaign for social drinkers – […]

• Hangovers Cost America About $160B! From Lost Productivity

Hangovers Cost America About $160B! From Lost Productivity

The Fourth of July is beer’s annual breakout party, with weekly sales often surpassing $1 billion around Independence Day. So when the Fifth of July falls on a weekday like this year, employers are advised to, well, manage their expectations. Excessive drinking costs the economy more than $220 billion — or about $1.90 per drink, […]

• Mere Taste of Alcohol Can Trigger Rush of Chemical Pleasure in the Brain

Mere Taste of Alcohol Can Trigger Rush of Chemical Pleasure in the Brain

New research shows just a sip of beer can cause a rush of pleasure due to the potent neurotransmitter dopamine. If you take just a sip of beer, and moments later—before you’ve had close to enough alcohol to get intoxicated, perhaps even before the beer has hit your stomach—feel a distinctly pleasurable sensation, it might […]

• Australia puts health warnings on booze bottles

Australia puts health warnings on booze bottles

Australia’s liquor industry launched a voluntary program to label its products with health warnings Tuesday, possibly to pre-empt future criticism that it is contributing to excessive drinking that is part of the national culture. About 80 percent of alcohol sold in the country – beer, wine and spirits – will carry the warnings, primarily aimed […]