Category Archive: Alcohol

Dec 01

December is National Impaired Driving Awareness Month

Alcohol is a substance that reduces the function of the brain, impairing thinking, reasoning and muscle coordination. All these abilities are essential to operating a vehicle safely. As alcohol levels rise in a person’s system, the negative effects on the central nervous system increase, too. Alcohol is absorbed directly through the walls of the stomach …

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Sep 15

What Happens To Your Body When You Get Drunk And Stoned At The Same Time?

The science of the spins By Gabe Bergado March 21, 2014 The intoxicating effects of alcohol and of marijuana have been widely studied, but their combined effect—getting “cross-faded“—is woefully underexplored scientific territory. Here’s a look at what we know about how pot and booze together affect the brain. First, the basics: Marijuana contains THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), which acts …

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Feb 14

Alcohol is by far the most dangerous ‘date rape drug’

The news last month that a nail varnish was being developed to detect “date rape drugs” created a media furore, attracting praise and scepticism in roughly equal measure. But this is not the first product that claims to detect drugs added surreptitiously to drinks. In recent years, others have included coasters, strawsand glasses. The market for these items is unsurprising given widespread …

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May 06

Three South Lake Tahoe Businesses Sell Alcohol to Minors During Sting

The South Lake Tahoe Police Department cited three clerks for selling alcohol to minors during a minor decoy operation on Saturday, May 2. Clerks at Beverages and More (BevMo), CVS in Bijou, and Safeway all sold the minor alcohol. One unidentified store did not sell the decoy alcohol. A 24-year-old employee at BevMo, a 21-year-old …

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Mar 13

Powdered alcohol approved by federal agency

A powdered alcohol intended to be mixed up into drinks has gained approval from a federal regulator. The product, called Palcohol, had received the greenlight from the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau briefly last year before the bureau backtracked and said the label approvals had been given in error. On Wednesday, bureau spokesman …

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Dec 29

Teen’s first sip of alcohol most likely to be in December

This holiday season, the DFC encourages parents to keep a watchful eye on their alcohol present at parties. Take the pledge this year to not provide youth and minors with alcohol! Data from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration show that 12- to 17-year-olds are more likely to take their first sip of …

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Dec 11

Two South Lake Tahoe Businesses Caught Selling to Minors

Employees at two South Lake Tahoe businesses are accused of selling alcohol to minors. Miguel Mancillas working at Alpine Liquors and Daniel Marshall of Chevy’s restaurant were cited Dec. 5 by South Lake Tahoe police officers. They face a minimum fine of $250, and/or 24 to 32 hours of community service if convicted and this …

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Dec 10

Addiction High

For a teen battling from addiction, graduating from high school can seem like an impossible task. For them, It is difficult to concentrate on school work when they are dealing with the emotional stress that comes from drug use. On a daily basis they are experiencing fighting with friends and family, getting into trouble with …

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Oct 04

“No Proven Strategy” for Parents to Teach Kids Responsible Drinking, Says Study

Parents who wish to teach their children about responsible drinking have their work cut out for them, says a new study. One of the paper’s authors, Dr. Ken Winters, a psychiatry professor at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, explained that the lead author of the paper, Dr. Övgü Kaynak, was in discussions with the other …

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