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Want to Get Drunk, But Avoid a Hangover? There Might Be a Pill for That Soon.
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Have you ever wished that you could get the buzz that comes after a few drinks without actually drinking? Even people who don’t necessarily like drinking a lot often find themselves in situations where they want a few drinks to …

Vikings Wide Receiver Jerome Simpson Arrested on DWI Charge

Jerome Simpson, wide receiver for the Minnesota Vikings, was arrested early Saturday morning on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. It all started when a Minnesota State Patrol trooper responded to a report of a stalled vehicle on Interstate 394 heading …

How Prohibition Made Soda the King of Beverages How Prohibition Made Soda the King of Beverages

A new book by author Tristan Donovan called Fizz: How Soda Shook Up The World was excerpted this week in the Atlantic, and he argues that Coca-Cola has the 1920′s Prohibition movement to thank for its rise to glory. As …

Churches Now Attracting Members With Free Beer
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NPR reports that while some churches are dealing with the problem of a dwindling congregation, others are trying to create a new kind of Christian community: one dedicated to good beer. Church-in-a-Pub, as it’s being affectionately called, sounds like quite …

Wine Shortage Looms Across The Globe
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Just in time for Halloween, a spooky threat looms across wine enthusiasts world-wide; the threat of a global wine shortage. Thanks to a popularity spike in both the United States and China, people are drinking more fermented grape juice than …

Binge Drinking Linked to Increased Stroke Risks in New Study

Though the health repercussions and costs of binge drinking have been known for years, researchers are just now coming to grips with how the practice can affect the human body. A new study has now revealed that binge drinking, even …

Amazon Now Shipping Wine to NY, MI, AZ, & LA Amazon Now Shipping Wine to NY, MI, AZ, & LA

Shipping alcohol across state lines is a tricky business, so you would expect that Amazon’s Wine Marketplace venture would continually be adding new, eligible locations – little by little. And that’s exactly what’s happening. Today, Amazon has announced that they …

Jennifer Hudson Sober: Actress Reveals She’s Never Had a Drop to Drink

Singer and actress Jennifer Hudson shocked Chelsea Handler during an interview on Chelsea Lately with the revelation that not only has she never been drunk, she’s never had so much as a drop of alcohol to drink. Ever. That’s hard …

Sprite for Hangovers: The Ultimate Cure?
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From hot coffee to cold showers, humans have anxiously sought the mystical remedy that is the perfect hangover cure. However, thanks to a Chinese food study that was published in the September 2013 issue of Food and Function, that painful, …

Alcohol-Preferring Gene Found in Rats

The National Institutes of Health this week announced that it has discovered a gene link in rats selectively bred to prefer alcohol. Researchers believe the new findings could eventually help reveal the genetic component of alcoholism in humans. The study‘s …

Zac Efron Completed Stint in Rehab
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Zac Efron, the former teen idol, and now an up-and-coming star, finished a stay in rehab earlier this year. It was initially reported that he had entered rehab due to alcohol abuse, but sources have informed TMZ that Efron had …

Amy Winehouse Statue Unveiling Delayed
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Mitch Winehouse, father of Amy Winehouse, has delayed the unveiling of the much anticipated statue of his daughter in Camden, England. Even though the statue was finished and approved by May of this year, Mitch Winehouse states that there are …

Women Who Drink Before Bearing Children Have Higher Breast Cancer Risk
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Drinking has become a pastime at some U.S. universities, but women who drink heavily in the years leading up to motherhood could be putting themselves at risk. A new study has linked drinking before childbirth to an increased risk of …

Alcoholism, Eating Disorders Genetically Linked, Shows Study
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Alcoholism and eating disorders have both been found to have a genetic component for those at risk. Now, a new study has shown that these diseases may actually be linked to each other genetically. The study, published in the Journal …

Binge Drinking Costs Billions, Says CDC

Americans love their beer, and the recent rise in specialty spirits and microbreweries means more choices than ever. However, alcohol consumption could be costing U.S. states billions in healthcare and other costs. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention …

New Study: Men Drink Less When Smokes Cost More New Study: Men Drink Less When Smokes Cost More

In the quest to further understand human behavior and substance use, a team of researchers from Yale, Stanford, and the Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, NY has found an interesting correlation: when analyzing data from over 21,000 drinkers who …

Beer Contest Winner Drinks 1.6 Gallons in 20 Minutes, Dies

A beer drinking contest in Spain’s Murcia region ended in tragedy this week when the contest winner, Joaquin Alcaraz Garcia, died of cardiac arrest. The rules of the contest were simple: Consume as many 1-liter glasses of beer as possible …

Moonshine In Stores: Liquor Makers Cashing In On Notoriety Moonshine In Stores: Liquor Makers Cashing In On Notoriety
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Moonshining is very much a part of the local culture in Southern and Appalachian communities. If you spend any time down in those areas, you’re likely to run into one or two people who will sell you some of the …

Check Out This Heart Attack-Inducing Anti-Drunk Driving Ad
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A terrifying new anti-drunk driving ad from Leo Burnett Worldwide is turning heads. The ad features “unsuspecting” men grooming themselves in a public bathroom, only to be greeted by a face crashing through the mirror – complete with blood and …

A Concise Explanation of Hangovers, Why You Get Them, and Why You’re Screwed [VIDEO]
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Awaking with a massive hangover is one of life’s greatest leveling moments. Everyone (who drinks) knows the feeling, and it reduces nearly everyone to a slow, miserable, couch-bound, stinking mess. In my early days of partying a bit too hard, …

Billy Joel: Depression, Drinking Caused by 9/11
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Just over one decade ago, singer Billy Joel entered rehab for a drinking problem. He followed that up with trip to the Betty Ford Center in 2005. Now, Joel is opening up about his depression, his drinking, and why he …