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2008-10-08 13:50:00

U.S. government scientists convened in an online chat room Tuesday to answer questions about drugs and alcohol coming from students during the National Institute on Drug Abuse's second-ever Drug Facts Chat Day.  "How many drinks does it take to get you drunk?" asked an anonymous teenager at George Washington High School in California. "For a person of normal weight not used to alcohol, about four-five drinks within one hour," came the answer. Another student from Sanborn Regional High...

2008-10-06 09:00:56

By Lauren Pyrah A TALE of one man?s battle with alcohol helped launch an initiative to tackle excessive drinking in a town. John McTrusty told an audience of community figures: ?I was nearly dead. ?I probably had two to three weeks of life left when two outstanding professional people, working together, saved my life and put me on the road to something better. ? Mr McTrusty spoke at the launch of the Safer Drinking ?Safer Darlington strategy. He said: ?I owe these people everything....

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2008-09-24 19:15:00

A study published on Wednesday shows the rate of HIV infection among people who inject themselves with drugs appears to be rising.The analysis of peer-reviewed studies and data from United Nations agencies and international experts found an estimated 3 million self-injecting drug users worldwide may be HIV positive.It identified injected drug use in 148 countries and found HIV infections among these kind of users topped 40 percent in nine nations: Estonia, Ukraine, Myanmar (Burma), Indonesia,...

2008-09-21 12:00:14

By Bill Evans When The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints posted a statement on alcohol on its Newsroom Web site earlier this week, it was gratifying to see such a warm and positive response on such a widely debated and controversial topic. Nevertheless, in the rush to get a reaction, some news reporters completely overlooked what 95 percent of the statement was about. There was nothing in the statement about a "softening" of the church's central concern about alcohol and its...

2008-09-06 00:00:04

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - Cocaine and methamphetamine use among young adults declined significantly last year as supplies dried up, leading to higher prices and reduced purity, the government reports. Overall use of illicit drugs showed little change.About one in five young adults last year acknowledged illicit drug use within the previous month, a rate similar to previous years. But cocaine use declined by one-quarter and methamphetamine use by one-third.Drug use increased...

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2008-09-03 08:40:00

A new survey in the U.K. found stress led half of 25 to 44 year olds to drink. Experts said levels increased during the holiday season and when children returned to school in the fall. The government's Know Your Limits alcohol campaign sponsored the poll. It found 42% of all drinkers - 45% of men and 40% of women "“ consumed alcohol to cope with stress. That's compared with people in the over 55s age group, where 30% cited this reason. Overall, 75% drank at least once a week with a...

2008-08-25 18:00:30

It costs 5% more to consume alcoholic beverages this year than it did last year, according to research published by Intellaprice(R) (www.intella-price.com), a Boston-based pricing intelligence firm. The study, conducted among casual bar and restaurant chains across the country, compares the prices of over 2,100 beverages this year to those of a year ago. The study concentrated on 19 different beverages including beer, vodka and tonics, cosmopolitans and margaritas. Intellaprice also studied...

2008-08-20 18:00:00

By Anonymous As the Portland Press Herald reported July 16, it appears likely that a referendum vote on the proposed tax on soda, wine and beer will occur. The coalition responsible for seeking the referendum is framing the issue as one about tax burdens, using the specious argument that an increase of 11 cents for a liter of soda or 16 cents for a sixpack of beer would be the final straw that pushes Mainers over the brink and into poverty. What the tax repeal folks don't mention is...

2008-08-13 15:00:41

Proposals to stop dairies selling wine and beer will not address the problem of alcohol- fuelled violence, say Nelson shop-owners who feel grocery stores are being unfairly targeted by the plans. Associate Justice Minister Lianne Dalziel this week announced that the Law Commission would conduct a 2 1/2-year review of the sale of liquor laws. She tabled a bill in Parliament that would see grocery stores of 150sq m or smaller lose the right to sell beer or wine. Brook St Store owner...

2008-08-11 09:01:07

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/d4a6bb/alcoholic_drinks_i) has announced the addition of the "Alcoholic Drinks in Iran" report to their offering. This market report offers a comprehensive guide to the size and shape of the market at a national level. It provides the latest retail sales data, allowing you to identify the sectors driving growth. It identifies the leading companies, the leading brands and offers strategic analysis of key factors influencing...


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  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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