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Alcohol Sales Spike Since COVID-19

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The public health crisis caused by COVID-19 continues to adversely affect many individuals both physically and emotionally. Unfortunately, fear, isolation, financial insecurity, boredom, and worry over their own health or the health of others has pushed some to increase their use of alcohol. Nielsen, a well-known consumer research organization, reports a 27% rise in alcohol […]

Recognizing National Alcohol Awareness Month

Alcohol Awareness Month

April marks National Alcohol Awareness Month, an annual educational campaign begun by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence to highlight the dangers of alcohol misuse. Since alcohol is widely available and plays a central role in many American gatherings, it’s no surprise that chronic risky behaviors like binge drinking and drunk driving continue […]

Understanding the Risks of Alcohol and Drug Use During Pregnancy

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There is no amount or type of alcohol, including beer and wine, that is safe to consume at any time during pregnancy. Drinking during pregnancy can damage the developing fetus, increase the risk of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs), and possibly cause a miscarriage or stillbirth. What are FASDs? FASDs refer to a group of […]

Understanding DUI Laws in Florida

Police DUI Checkpoint

Almost 90,000 people die in the United States each year due to alcohol-related causes. Many of these deaths are the result of motor vehicle accidents involving impaired driving. In 2014, alcohol-related driving fatalities accounted for over one-third of all driving fatalities, according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. An analysis of almost […]