Music special : The More I Drink

Not exactly sure what were the motives behind Blake Shelton´s 2007 hit “The More I Drink” but it does give a good picture what a drink means to an alcoholic.

He was sittin’ at the bar
Sippin’ on a regular Coke
We were drinkin’ and smokin’
And makin’ him the butt of our jokes

We all said, Man, what happened to you?
Why can’t you just have a few?
He said, I would if I could
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When parent drinks too much

NRK Super (Norway): “We have set of time (May/June 2016) on NRK Super to tell stories on the Web, TV and radio on children and adults who have experienced challenges when a parent drinks too much.”
Children who experience that a parent drinks too much is all over the place – in all kindergartens and at all schools. More than we think. It is believed that around 90,000 children have a parent who has abused alcohol in the last year. It is almost every ten children in Norway.
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How Alcohol Contributes to Weight Gain

The body can’t store alcohol, so it metabolizes it right away. Since the alcohol becomes priority in the metabolic process, your body won’t metabolize other fats and sugars efficiently, ultimately slowing your metabolism down over time.
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Would you do it sober

SHORT films and posters have been created by Dudley students to warn their peers of the danger of alcohol misuse.
Dudley College’s creative media production students have worked with Dudley Council’s public health team to produce videos highlighting the effect alcohol has on people’s physical, mental and sexual health.
Youngsters interviewed fellow students and developed a range of promotional materials to form their campaign, with all efforts recently showcased at an event attended by 160 staff and students, who voted for their favourite.
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On the road, on the water Don´t drink and drive

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, State Highway Patrol and Mothers Against Drunk Driving kicked off (May 24, 2016) the sixth annual “On the Road, On the Water, Don’t Drink and Drive” campaign with a news conference today in Wrightsville Beach.
The multi-agency safety initiative works to reduce alcohol-related accidents on the state’s roadways and waterways, both of which see increased traffic during summer months. According to statistics published by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Coast Guard, North Carolina ranks 10th nationally in boating fatalities.
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Today, there is only one remaining team in the biggest league in the biggest sport in the world – Everton FC, a football team in the English Premier League, who still has an alcohol brand on their jersey. Their sponsor is Chang beer, a brand from a Thailand-based multinational corporation. They have a long-term sponsorship deal with Everton FC, but this is being renegotiated after next season. We want to replace Chang Beer with our local barbershop The Barber Club, located close to Everton’s home stadium Goodison Park. And that’s where we need your help – every penny counts and every cent takes us closer to our goal!
By Barber Club and BigAlcohol.Exposed (May, 2016)
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10 Head-to-Toe Effects of Alcohol (Infographic)

Alcohol affects every organ in the body, and drinking too much of it, either on a single occasion or over a period of time, can cause head-to-toe health problems. To avoid these ten effects of heavy alcohol consumption on the body and promote long-term health and wellness, drink in moderation, if at all, and stick to the guidelines set by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans:
Up to two drinks a day for men of legal drinking age
Up to one drink a day for non-pregnant women of legal drinking age.
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