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A premium vodka sold in a bottle shaped like a crystal skull has been banned from sale in Ontario, Canada, where officials are concerned that the packaging could appeal to children.
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Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty has signed into a law a series of reforms to the state DWI code, including broader sanctions and a few opportunities for new and repeat offenders.
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Alcohol consumption prompts the brain to release the pleasure chemical dopamine, but genes may influence the degree to which the brain responds to drinking and -- by extension -- how effective medications like naltrexone are in treating alcoholism.
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The alcohol-related death of a young attendee at a viral public-drinking party has left France to confront its growing problem with binge drinking.
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Saying that "guns and alcohol don't mix," Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen has vetoed a measure that would have allowed individuals with concealed-carry permits to bring their weapons into bars and restaurants that serve alcohol.
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The Congressman who authored legislation to bar students with past drug convictions from getting federal education aid has resigned after admitting to an extramarital affair with a married staff member.
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The American Academy of Pediatricians has recommended that doctors screen all of their young patients for alcohol use starting in middle school.
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The threat of underage drinking and overconsumption of alcohol are among the reasons cited by backers of a bill in Congress that would ban direct shipments of wine to consumers.
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Addiction-treatment admissions have risen from 16 percent to 20 percent of all admissions in the last decade, and marijuana admissions have also ticked upwards even as cocaine admissions declined.
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Ronald J. Hunsicker, the longtime president and CEO of the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP), has been fired by the group's board of directors.
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