Month: September 2020

Even Low-Level of Alcohol Use During Pregnancy May Be Harmful

University of Sydney Study Shows Impact on Brain Development   Medical Xpress recently published information from a University of Sydney study that shows even low-levels of alcohol use during pregnancy may be harmful. According to the research, alcohol use during pregnancy may affect a child’s brain development putting the child at greater risk for “psychological …

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City of Boulder Issues Order Prohibiting Sale of Alcohol After 10 PM

  In an Effort to Reduce the Spread of COVID-19, Boulder Restricts Alcohol Sales   The City of Boulder, Colorado issued an emergency order to take effect September 25 through October 8 to prohibit the same of alcohol for on-premises consumption after 10:00 pm. The emergency order, according to the city’s website applies to 199 businesses. …

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Alcohol-Related Violence

WHO Expresses Global Concern Over Alcohol-Related Violence   Studies show that alcohol may be a contributing factor in a large percentage of violent crimes. The problem is not one isolated to the United States, the World Health Organization (WHO) released a bulletin regarding the issue as far back as 2010. According to the bulletin, the …

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The Link Between Overconsumption and Mental Health Disorders

How Certain Substances Can Affect Your Mental Health   Discover Magazine recently looked at how caffeine and alcohol can impact a person’s mental health. As noted in the article, substances like caffeine and alcohol consumed in excess can directly affect a person’s mental health. Overconsumption of these substances “can exacerbate underlying mental health issues like …

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