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Georgia Senate passed revised “Brunch Bill”, legalizing Sunday morning purchase of alcohol at restaurants and wineries

Georgia Senate passed revised "Brunch Bill", legalizing Sunday morning purchase of alcohol at restaurants and wineries

On Tuesday, Feb 13, 2018, the Georgia Senate voted in favor of Senate Bill (SB) 17 allowing on-premises alcohol consumption to begin at 11:00 a.m. on Sundays while keeping off-premise sales, such as the ones at supermarkets, to remain illegal until 12:30 p.m. on Sundays, across the state. Called the “brunch bill”, it will allow Georgians to purchase alcohol at the state’s restaurants and wineries on Sunday mornings. Continue reading

Hypnosis: A complementary therapy to treat alcohol addiction

Hypnosis: A complementary therapy to treat alcohol addiction

It may be looked upon with suspicion in the modern times, but hypnosis has been used for thousands of years for therapy and has been known to be effective in treating various ailments. In addition to being useful for alleviating post-surgical pain and decrease nausea and fatigue, hypnosis has also shown to be effective in treating drug and/or alcohol addiction. Continue reading

Michigan Minor in Possession law undergoes major change

Michigan Minor in Possession law undergoes major change

Known to have the toughest laws for underage drinking, the state of Michigan has recently reclassified the Minor in Possession (MIP) law. While the former law imposed a $100 fine and up to 90 days in prison with convictions permanently staining the criminal records with misdemeanors, the new law will keep the fines flat, lower the offense to a civil infraction and enforce a mandatory community service or a substance abuse treatment. Continue reading

How income impacts alcohol consumption

How income impacts alcohol consumption

There are studies that have found a direct relationship between income and alcoholism. Those who are financially strong can indulge more in alcohol yet have the necessary resources to enhance health thereafter, while individuals who are economically weaker may have to face financial hardships and other consequences owing to drinking. It may thus lead to a higher risk of developing alcoholism among the low-income individuals. Continue reading

Major challenges of drinking on college campuses

Major challenges of drinking on college campuses

The dangerous ritual of drinking on college campus has become ubiquitous. In the parleys of campus life, drinking is widely hailed as ‘a rite of passage’ into adulthood. The college students jump into this ritual without giving a second thought to the dangerous consequences that underage drinking might lead to. Many students already come with prior experience in drinking and the college environment only serves to exacerbate the problem. Continue reading

6 signs of an individual being alcohol intolerant

6 signs of an individual being alcohol intolerant

Alcohol-induced sickness is common among people who drink too much regularly or gulp down more drinks than their body can absorb. But the symptoms of alcohol intolerance is different from alcoholism or addiction. According to Dr. Russell Surasky, a neurologist in Great Neck, New York, intolerance may develop due to a person’s genetic makeup and deficiency of enzyme acetaldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH2) or if the enzyme isn’t functioning. The non-functional variant is more commonly found in people of Asian descent. Due to the absence of functional ALDH2, when a person consumes alcohol, a buildup of acetaldehyde occurs as it cannot be broken down further into acetic acid in the body. This leads to a condition known as alcohol intolerance. Continue reading

Drunkorexia: A dangerous trend amongst teenagers

Drunkorexia: A dangerous trend amongst teenagers

Drunkorexia is formed from two words — being drunk or excessive intake of alcohol and orexia meaning appetite. This is one of the dangerous trends among teens and young adults. Individuals struggling with this disorder skip meals and purge forcefully before a drinking session to increase their capacity. In addition, some teens also believe that absence of food is likely to cause greater alcohol kick therefore, they limit their food consumption. Some also indulge in self-induced vomiting after eating to create space for greater alcohol consumption in their stomach. Drunkorexia might predispose an individual towards higher risk of developing unconsciousness, anxiety, alcoholism, feeling of isolation, sudden heart attack or death. The risky behavior stems from an intense desire to drink, stay slim and often from peer pressure. Continue reading