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Where Americans Drink the Most
The Midwest is the nation’s “binge-drinking belt.”
Iran to Open 150 Alcohol Treatment Centers
Although banned since 1979, alcohol consumption is a health concern in the Islamic country.
The Buck(fast) Stops Here: Eulogy for an Unholy Drink
Remembering Buckie, the wince-worthy tonic wine beloved by many and reviled by others.
Drunk-Driver Proof Cars Could Be Sold by 2020
The creators believe the system will save up to 7,000 lives on US roads ever year.
30 Percent of Americans Have Had an Alcohol-Use Disorder
But only 20 percent of those get treatment.
The Shape of Your Beer Glass Is Making You Drunk
People can’t accurately gauge the volume of their pints—and the more they drink, the worse it gets.
The Ban on Beer Cocktails—And Other Stupid Booze Rules
In Virginia it’s illegal to mix beer and spirits in a cocktail. In Utah, mixologists must work behind a curtain.
You’re 100% Wrong About Premixed Cocktails
Fancy drinks in bottles aren’t just for winos anymore.
‘Fake’ Crimean Prosecco Outrages Italian Producers
A Rome-based farmers group has complained that Crimean prosecco is cheaper than the Italian one.
Cannabis More Than 100 Times Safer Than Alcohol, Study Finds
The report has found that people are far more likely to overdose from alcohol than from smoking cannabis.
Dartmouth College Just Announced a Ban on Hard Liquor
Dartmouth’s announcement follows a string of high-profile stories of alcohol abuse and hazing scandals.
Robot Bartender Can Make You A Drink In Under 5 Seconds
From Manhattans to Margaritas, will you ever set foot in a bar again?
Australian Politicians and Judges Facing Breathalizer Tests
"Our parliament is not a pub, it is a workplace," declared the Victoria Labour leader
A Pill Could Help Alcoholics, and Let Them Drink in Moderation
A new drug lets you drink without becoming a drunk.
Man Is Treated in First Case of Google Glass Addiction
The patient spent 18 hours a day wearing the glasses, removing them only to sleep and bathe.
The Pill That Will Help Us Say ‘Not Tonight’ to a Drink
A new pill, Nalmefene, lets drinkers choose the times of year when they want to abstain and the times when they don’t
Teens Getting High a Little Less Often; No One Knows Why
P.S. marijuana is still cool, though
The Science of Booze
Modern brewers and distillers are turning to the dark art of science for inspiration
Moonshine Is Just a Phone Call Away in Islamic Iran
Despite the ban on alcohol and frequent police raids, drinking in Iran is widespread, especially among the wealthy
Jim Beam Goes Japan
A Japanese beverage giant made a bold move into Kentucky when it acquired the fabled bourbon maker.
Science Tackles the Hangover
Scientists are working on an alcohol surrogate that could provide all the elements of a beer buzz, without the morning after.
Vino? No Thanks. We’re Italian
As the nation’s wine exports soar, the beverage is getting less amore at home.