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The Weakest Link: Supermarket Self-Checkout Lanes and Alcohol Sales to Minors.

The Weakest Link: Supermarket Self-Checkout Lanes and Alcohol Sales to Minors.

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The Reasons for Heavy Drinking Questionnaire: Factor Structure and Validity in Alcohol-Dependent Adults Involved in Clinical Trials.

CONCLUSIONS: The RHDQ is a promising brief assessment of motivations for heavy alcohol use, particularly in the context of randomized clinical trials. Additional research should address factor structure stability in non-treatment-seeking individuals and the RHDQ’s utility in detecting and accounting for changes in drinking behavior, including in response to intervention.
PMID: 26997195 [PubMed
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Who Are You, Deep Down?

Who are you, deep down? The Practice: Know you’re a good person. Why? For many of us, perhaps the hardest thing of all is to believe that “I am a good person.” We can climb mountains, work hard, acquire many skills, act ethically — but truly feel that one is good deep down? Nah! We end up not feeling like a good person in a number of ways. For example, I once knew a little girl who’d been displac
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Expert Says Wine Isn’t Nearly As Healthful As We Think

Anyone who’s still drinking alcohol “for their health” should listen up. Past research has shown that the chemicals in red wine may help fight aging and lower risk for cardiovascular disease and cancer. And indeed, research shows that moderate alcohol drinkers have longer lives than people who abstain. There’s just one problem with this conclusion: These studies often mak
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It takes multiple sessions to shift risky-drinking of hospital inpatients

A review of studies of interventions for heavy drinkers among general hospital inpatients concluded that multi-session brief interventions could reduce drinking, while no effect was found for single interventions.  “Could” is an important qualifier: it remains unclear why, although they sometimes, brief interventions still often fail to produce significant effects.
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