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UK: Survey reveals cost of alcohol to society

Freitag 4. März 2011 von htm

Alcohol’s role in everything from injury and relationship breakdown to trouble with the police, emerges in a poll of 2,221 people commissioned by the British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG).
According to the survey, some 11% of people polled have seen a friend or relative’s relationship end as a direct result of heavy drinking. One in five (21%) know someone who has driven while over the legal alcohol limit. And 51% know someone who has been a victim of alcohol-related violence, or has been attacked themselves.
The survey also found that 14% of children are being brought up in a family where at least one adult has a drink problem.
The YouGov poll paints a graphic picture of alcohol’s many negative consequences. The survey found that:… (Source: Eurocare Newsletter January-February 2011)

Kategorie: Addiction, adults, Allgemein, Children, consumption, Driving under the Influence, Global, Health, morbidity, Parents, Publications, Research, Social Costs, societal effects, Statistics, Violence and crimes, Watchdogs, Workplace, Youth | Keine Kommentare »

Pilot arrested at Heathrow before takeoff on alcohol charges

Mittwoch 11. November 2009 von htm

A United Airlines pilot has been charged with being over the alcohol limit to fly a plane after police at Heathrow arrested him just before his aircraft took off bound for Chicago with 124 passengers and 11 crew on board. (Source: Google Alkohol Alert, 11/11/09) guardian.co.uk, 11/10/09

Kategorie: Allgemein, Driving under the Influence, Global, Workplace | Keine Kommentare »

Daily alcohol limit ‚unhelpful‘

Dienstag 4. August 2009 von htm

(The units in a glass of wine can range from 1.5 to over 3.) Daily limits on alcohol consumption are meaningless and potentially harmful, experts have warned. The government says men should drink no more than three to four units per day and women no more than two to three. Liver specialist Dr Nick Sheron, of the Alcohol Health Alliance UK, says these limits were devised by civil servants with „no good evidence“ for doing. (Source: BBC News, 8/1/09) Comment: In other countries the proposed limit is 2 and 1 unit per day.

Kategorie: Allgemein, Global, Health, Parliaments / Governments, Politics, Prevention | Keine Kommentare »

Alabama, USA, Legalizes Stronger Beer

Donnerstag 28. Mai 2009 von htm

Alabama Gov. Bob Riley has approved legislation allowing beer with higher alcohol content to be sold in restaurants, bars and some retail stores. The legislation raises the legal alcohol limit on beer from 6 percent to 13.9 percent by volume, allowing previously banned specialty and imported beers to be sold in the state. (Source: Join Together, 5/27/09)

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Kategorie: Alcohol industry, Allgemein, Global, Parliaments / Governments | Keine Kommentare »

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