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"Counseling Does Little to Deter Youth Drinking, Review Finds"

Technique commonly used for drinkers only lowered consumption slightly, didn’t change behaviors.

Counseling Does Little to Deter Youth Drinking, Review Finds

From HealthFinder.gov

FRIDAY, Aug. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Counseling may do little to help young people with drinking problems, a large-scale review finds. 317 more words

Underage Drinking

After 'Oktoberfest without beer' flap, DABC making changes to rules

SALT LAKE CITY — After a blow-up over the potential for an “Oktoberfest without beer,” Utah’s liquor authority is making changes to its rules for festival alcohol permits. 430 more words


Using a log splitter to perform surgery and other thoughts on alcohol regulations

My August piece for Palate Press, up today, reviews some of the recent literature on what alcohol restrictions do for public health. I’d hoped, when I first logged in to PubMed, for one of two things. 374 more words

Palate Press

Living with Addiction: A Lose-Lose Tale

By chance, last night I found myself watching the ‘In the Papers’ segment on Sky News. The feature invites a variety of guests every evening to comment on tomorrow’s papers. 749 more words


Will minimum prices work to minimize harm?

The recent changes to pricing rules in alcohol-serving establishments across BC have been met by applause, discontentment, indifference — and confusion. In effect, two changes were announced: the fact that restaurants and bars can now have happy hour drink specials, allowing them to change the price of alcoholic drinks throughout the day, and the introduction of province-wide minimum drink prices, which apply at all times, not just during happy hour. 503 more words

Harm Reduction