A coordinated strategy aimed at high-risk college drinking can be effective, a new study suggests. The strategy addresses alcohol availability, policy enforcement and perceptions about the rate of high-risk drinking among peers.
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A new Nebraska law permits sales of hard liquor, wine and beer at convenience stores, supermarkets and other outlets beginning at 6 a.m. on Sundays. In Iowa, gas stations and convenience stores no longer need separate wings to sell alcohol.
Almost 8 percent of pregnant women report alcohol use, according to a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Adults 65 and older who binge drink at least twice a month are two-and-a-half times more likely to suffer cognitive and memory declines, compared with seniors who don’t binge drink, according to research presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference.
An estimated $14 million collected through Maryland’s alcohol tax will be used to expand community-based, long-term care for the elderly and those with disabilities, according to the Associated Press.
Increases in cigarette prices lead to significant increases in binge drinking in young adults, a new study suggests.
A growing number of murder cases nationwide seek to exclude the death penalty for defendants with fetal alcohol syndrome, The Seattle Times reports.
Substance abuse is a growing problem among older Americans, and the nation’s health care system is not prepared to adequately address the need, according to a report by the Institute of Medicine.
Concerns over alcohol-related motor vehicle crashes and deaths are spurring some local efforts to ban drive-up or drive-through liquor sales, USA Today reports.
The number of states enacting or considering laws that bar welfare recipients from using their benefits on liquor or cigarettes is growing, USA Today reports. Many of the measures also bar spending on gambling, guns or strip clubs.