Latest Drug culture Stories

2009-05-08 09:42:23

Punitive policies intended to reduce drug use by making life difficult for convicted users are counterproductive and actually lead to a vicious spiral of drug use and reincarceration.

2009-04-20 13:00:00

Beall Proposes Fee on Liquor, Wine, Beer Industry to mitigate alcohol-related impacts SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Assembly Bill 1019 -- a proposal to impose a fee on the beer, wine, and liquor industries to mitigate the billions in costs to Californians for alcohol-related problems -- advances to its first hearing this legislative session on Tuesday before the California State Assembly Health Committee. Revenue from the fee would be used to establish a program to...

2009-04-20 10:21:33

Sales of alcoholic beverages in Canada increased 2.2 percent to 58.8 million gallons in the year ending March 31, 2008, Statistics Canada reported Monday. Beer stores and agencies sold $8.6 billion worth of beer in 2007-2008, up 2.4 percent from the previous year, but the agency noted beer's market dominance is shrinking. In 1993, beer accounted for 53 percent of dollar sales, spirits 29 percent and wine 18 percent.

2009-04-08 14:55:23

Underage drinking laws reduce fatal accidents, saving an estimated 732 lives per year, U.S. researchers said. James C.

2009-04-08 08:32:56

732 lives saved per year - 165 More could be saved if all states adopted use-and-lose laws.

2009-03-23 09:04:11

Most alcohol-related damage occurs after moderate consumption, according to a new doctoral thesis from the Swedish medical university Karolinska Institutet on the association between alcohol and injury.

2009-03-07 09:45:00

The French parliament says a rise in binge-drinking has prompted it to ban bars where customers can drink as much as they want for a fixed price.

2009-03-05 14:07:00

High Level Meeting Convenes in Vienna to Chart Future of Drug Control Efforts NEW YORK, March 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In advance of a United Nations meeting meant to set the direction of drug policy for the next decade, the Open Society Institute today released a new report documenting the costs to health and human rights of current, repressive approaches to drug control.

2009-03-04 11:25:00

Films and TV advertisements that contain a strong portrayal of alcohol consumption may drive some viewers to drink more, Dutch researchers found.

2009-02-11 18:43:43

In the tradition of the Boston Tea Party, liquor industry executives dumped bourbon on the Kentucky state capitol steps to protest taxes. The Tuesday rally, which drew about 400 liquor industry workers and executives, was to make a 160-proof point about their opposition to a state House committee's approval of a 6 percent tax on alcoholic beverages in stores, WLKY-TV in Louisville, Ky., reported Wednesday.

Word of the Day
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.