FAKE ID: HOW TEENS GET THEM AND HOW THEY CAN GET CAUGHT

By Marybeth Bock, Grown & Flown, June 2020

“One underage method of accessing alcohol has changed quite a bit in the past decade. Obtaining a fake ID in the digital age is a whole new ballgame, and in our post 9/11 world, the consequences of being caught using one can come with some serious, criminal consequences.”

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DRINKING TOO MUCH? KNOW THE SIGNS & HOW TO GET HELP

By Alex Smith, NPR, June 2020

“Retail alcohol sales jumped by 55% nationally during the third week of March, when many stay-at-home orders were put in place, according to Nielsen data, and online sales skyrocketed.”

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PANDEMIC DRINKING RESULT OF ACCESS, ANXIETY AS AGENCIES SEE ALCOHOL USE SOAR

By Jim Morelli, Boston 25 News, June 2020

“Social service providers knew this would be a busy spring. Isolation, anxiety, and economic uncertainty over the pandemic have led, especially, to an unprecedented demand for psychological counseling and help with substance abuse issues.”

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STUDY SHOWS ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION ON THE RISE DURING LOCKDOWN

Video: By CNN, May 2020

“Isolation, boredom and anxiety can lead to more drinking by ‘problem drinkers’ in the UK, a new study shows. CNN’s Nina dos Santos explores how the coronavirus pandemic lockdown is affecting people’s drinking habits.”

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WE’RE ALL DRINKING ALONE NOW

By Jillian Kramer, ELLE, May 2020

“Americans in quarantine are buying literal tons of alcohol: Data from Nielsen showed online sales of alcohol jumped 378 percent the week of April 11 over the same week last year. (Alcohol delivery company Drizly reported its year-over-year customers grew by a whopping 1,600 percent by the end of March.)

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QUARANTINIS ARE A MEME OF THIS CRISIS. BUT RELYING ON ALCOHOL COULD LEAD TO SERIOUS PROBLEMS.

By Melinda Fulmer, The Washington Post, April 2020

“For many Americans, the days of the coronavirus quarantine have been bracketed by coffee at one end and happy hour at the other…But weeks or even months of using alcohol to escape difficult emotions could leave those who indulge with a problem that’s hard to shake once the lockdown is over.”

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IS ALCOHOL USE SPIKING IN YOUR HOME?

By Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, April 2020

“If your answer is yes, you’re not alone. With many states considering liquor stores essential businesses, allowing home deliveries and take-out cocktails, alcohol use is on the rise. We’ve been conducting on-going research on alcohol consumption with respect to COVID-19. “

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SURVEY SHOWS PARENTS AND STUDENTS NOT ON SAME PAGE ABOUT UNDERAGE ALCOHOL USE

By Anastasia E. Lennon, The Patriot Ledger, March 2020

“The survey, issued by Safe Harbor Cohasset Coalition, was created to determine parents’ perceptions about the nature and extent of underage substance use, gauge their attitudes, and determine their knowledge and involvement regarding their children and substance use.”

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THE HIGH TOLL OF ALCOHOL ABUSE

By Joshua Cohen, Forbes Magazine, March 2020

“In the U.S. the leading preventable cause of death is tobacco, and second is poor diet and physical inactivity. Care to guess what comes in third? You can’t be faulted if you guessed opioids, given the media attention. No, it’s something much more accessible, with far fewer regulatory hurdles, advertised directly to the consumer, and having a negative impact across all socioeconomic demographics: Alcohol abuse and misuse.”

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DO YOUNG ADULTS REALLY ‘AGE OUT’ OF HEAVY DRINKING?

By Rich Holmes, Health Day, February 2020

“A new study study confirms that drinking rates do tend to decrease after college age. But on an individual level, it all depends on various factors such as the drinker’s social networks and personality.”

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LIVING SOBER IN AN INDUSTRY STEEPED IN ADDICTION

By Paul Spiegelman, Forbes, January 2020

“In the industry that initially enabled his addiction, Steve Palmer is living sober. The hospitality industry has higher rates of substance abuse than any other, and as a young man, Palmer was swept up in the drugs-and-alcohol culture of the restaurant business.”

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FOR SOME, THE NEW DRY JANUARY ISN’T ACTUALLY DRY

By Gwen Aviles, NBC News, January 2020

“While Dry January originated in the United Kingdom in 2013, when the nonprofit Alcohol Change UK started a campaign to raise money for alcohol abuse and treatment, it has morphed into a global phenomenon, with people throughout Europe and the United States participating. According to the data analytics group YouGov, 14 percent of its December survey respondents based in the U.S. planned to abstain from alcohol in January.”

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US DRINKING MORE NOW THAN JUST BEFORE THE PROHIBITION

By Mike Stobbe, Associated Press, January 2020

“Excessive drinking is associated with chronic dangers such as liver cancer, high blood pressure, stroke and heart disease. Drinking by pregnant women can lead to miscarriage, stillbirth or birth defects. And health officials say alcohol is a factor in as many as one-third of serious falls among the elderly.”

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