Alkoholpolitik und Volksgesundheit

Study: Alcohol is more of a „gateway“ drug than marijuana

Mittwoch 18. Juli 2012 von htm

For generations we have been told that marijuana is the gateway drug to harder drugs, but a new study from the University of Florida contradicts that claim. Researchers believe that the true “gateway drug” is alcohol.

Marijuana has shouldered the blame for leading adolescents down the path to bigger and more addictive drugs, when in fact most teenagers begin drinking alcohol before they ever experiment with marijuana. …
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(Source: Alcohol Reports, 07/17/12) examiner.com, 07/12/12

Kategorie: Allgemein, Children, consumption, Diverse, Global, Jugendliche, Other Drugs, Research, societal effects, Youth | Keine Kommentare »

Death Rates Among Chronic Heavy Drinkers Can Be Reduced By Alcohol Taxes

Donnerstag 12. August 2010 von htm

Adjusting the alcohol tax in Florida to account for inflation since 1983 would prevent 600 to 800 deaths each year in that state from diseases caused by chronic heavy alcohol use, according to a new study from the University of Florida. The Florida legislature last increased alcohol taxes in 1983.
The new study, which analyzed death rate and tax data from 1969 to 2004, is published in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research (ACER). (Source: Medical News Today, 8/10/10)

Kategorie: Addiction, Alcohol taxes, Allgemein, Global, Health, Politics, Prevention, Research, Statistics | Keine Kommentare »

Alcohol, Energy Drinks Add Up To Higher Intoxication Levels, etc.

Freitag 12. Februar 2010 von htm

Energy drinks, favored among young people for the beverages‘ caffeine jolt, also play a lead role in several popular alcoholic drinks, such as Red Bull and vodka. But combining alcohol and energy drinks may create a dangerous mix, according to University of Florida research. In a study of college-aged adults exiting bars, patrons who consumed energy drinks mixed with alcohol had a threefold increased risk of leaving a bar highly intoxicated and were four times more likely to intend to drive after drinking than bar patrons who drank alcohol only. (Source: Medical News Today, 2/11/10)

Kategorie: Alcopops, Allgemein, Global, Research, Youth | Keine Kommentare »

Older Adults More Impaired Than They Think

Freitag 6. März 2009 von htm

Older, active people who have a drink or two might be more impaired afterward than they think, according to a report today from a University of Florida research group in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. (Source: Medical News Today, 3/5/09)

Kategorie: Allgemein, Global, Research, Seniors | Keine Kommentare »

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