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Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin announced Monday the state will set up DUI courts to reduce the number of repeat drunk drivers. The courts will operate much like the three drug courts in the state, according to the Associated Press.

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The U.S. military has introduced a number of measures aimed at reducing binge drinking, NBC News reports. Service members and addiction specialists say alcohol abuse in the military is widespread.

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Men and women benefit in different ways from Alcoholics Anonymous, a new study suggests.

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Scientists in London have found a genetic variation that may play a role in binge drinking in teenagers, Reuters reports. The two-phase study included mice and teenage boys.

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One-quarter of 12-to-20-year-olds say they drank alcohol in the past month, according to a new government report. Almost 9 percent said they purchased their own alcohol the last time they drank.

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Some inebriated people picked up by emergency medical service ambulance crews can be treated effectively at a detoxification center, instead of an emergency room, according to a new study. Increasing the use of such centers could reduce costs, and lessen crowding of emergency rooms, the researchers note.

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Raising alcohol excise taxes can help deter young people from drinking, according to a leading expert on preventing drinking in youth.

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The Alcohol Policy Information System has updated its list of state alcohol policies to reflect substantive changes that occurred last year. The list is available online.

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A new study suggests even moderate drinking in pregnancy can result in lower IQ levels in children.

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Alcohol accounts for a large number of calories consumed by many American adults, a new government study concludes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study found 19 percent of men and 6 percent of women take in more than 300 calories daily from alcoholic drinks.

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