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2009-11-24 11:14:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- There is a new game in town when it comes to dealing with alcohol problems. It is harm reduction, offering pragmatic and realistic strategies where traditional approaches to alcohol problems have failed. Spearheading this movement is a group called HAMS -- Harm Reduction, Alcohol Abstinence and Moderation Support. HAMS is a free-of-charge, lay-led support and informational group for people who drink alcohol. The National Institute on Alcohol...

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2009-11-17 13:05:00

New research shows that frequent use of ketamine - a drug popular with clubbers - is being linked with memory problems, BBC News reported. Researchers from the University College London carried out a range of memory and psychological tests on 120 people and found that frequent users performed poorly on skills such as recalling names, conversations and patterns. Additionally, the drug may also cause kidney and bladder damage, according to previous studies. The London team and charity...

2009-11-12 15:21:00

LEESBURG, Va., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Shot Spirits Corporation (Pink Sheets: SSPT) is pleased to announce that the Company has launched a strategic marketing campaign to add premium beverages to the single serve "ready to drink" product line as well as expand distribution both in the United States and abroad. According to Packaged Facts.com, sales of premium beverages in the United States alone were $21 Billion in 2007 and the new management will be leveraging their relationships...

2009-10-29 07:10:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Communications, Inc. (HCI) today announced that eTIPS, an online training and certification program for servers and sellers of alcohol, was approved by the District of Columbia's Alcohol Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA). The District of Columbia's liquor code requires all managers of a licensed establishment to be certified in an alcohol training and education program that is conducted by a Board-approved provider. The addition of...

2009-10-09 13:36:43

Researchers writing in the open access journal BMC Public Health studied the drinking habits of 9833 15-16 year olds in the North West of England, finding that excessively low cost alcohol products and illicit purchase are strongly related to harmful underage drinking. Mark Bellis worked with a team from Liverpool John Moores University and Trading Standards (North West) to survey the teens' alcohol consumption patterns, drink types consumed, drinking locations, methods of access and harms...

2009-09-11 16:35:33

A prevention program called Communities That Care substantially lowered levels of alcohol and smokeless tobacco use among adolescents, its U.S. creators say. The study, published in the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, found 5.7 percent of the eighth-grade students in towns using the program engaged in binge drinking in the past two weeks versus 9 percent in towns not using the program. J. David Hawkins and Richard Catalano of the University of Washington's Social Development...

2009-07-28 08:00:00

NORWALK, Conn., July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the Beverage Information Group's recently released 2009 Liquor Handbook, total distilled spirits consumption rose 2.1 percent in 2008 to 185.6 million 9-liter cases. This gain marks the eleventh consecutive year of advances for the industry. A development cited in the 2009 Liquor Handbook is that imported spirits' growth was slower than that of their domestic counterparts for the first time since 2001. This is a direct result of not...

2009-07-24 16:30:00

WASHINGTON, July 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement today on House passage of the appropriations bill to fund the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and related agencies. The bill, which also lifts the ban on federal funding for needle exchange, passed in the House by a vote of 264 to 153. "The fiscal year 2010 Labor-Health and Human Services-Education appropriations bill includes strong increases for key health,...

2009-07-24 09:53:00

WASHINGTON, July 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives Rules Committee approved an amendment by Representative Mark Souder (R-IN) which prohibits HHS (Health and Human Services) funding for programs which distribute sterile needles or syringes to prevent the spread of blood-borne pathogens such as HIV and hepatitis. The amendment reads as follows: At the end of the bill (before the short title), insert the following: Sec.___. None of the funds made...

2009-07-23 06:50:00

TROIS-RIVIERES, Quebec, July 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Canada has many vices, including coffee and donuts at Tim Horton's and hockey, but OxyContin (http://narconon.ca/oxycontin.htm) has become a problem. Legally prescribed by doctors and different medical practices, this narcotic is also regularly bought on the street and by methods of doctor-to-doctor shopping. The primary and very dangerous ingredient in OxyContin is a pain medication called Oxycodone. This drug is typically used to handle most...


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