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Quitting alcohol linked to better mental well-being: study

A large-scale study has found that people who give up drinking alcohol experience improved mental well-being and the effect is stronger in women than in men. The study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal used data from over 10,000» 

Arts and Entertainment, Society

Partying hard, drinking soft: revolutionising your nights out

It’s possible to have fun without alcohol. That is the premise of a new space for gatherings and events in Montreal, the MindfulBar, which wants to be a sober, safe and inclusive space for everyone. The MindfulBar, conceived and founded» 

Arts and Entertainment, Economy, Politics, Society

Alcohol and austerity: Ontario government takes action

Canada’s most populous province, is also one of the most indebted political jurisdictions in the world. After years of Liberal government, citizens opted for change with the Progressive Conservative party headed by former Toronto city councillor Doug Ford. He had» 

Health

The “dry January” movement

It’s a simple idea. After a period of perhaps heavy alcohol consumption during the Christmas holidays, take one month off and abstain completely from alcohol. Sue Vandermorris (PhD, C.Psych) says that going dry in January is a good idea because» 

Health

Alcohol killing more women in Canada

A report on the state of public health in Canada found that between  2011 and 2017 states there was a 26 per cent increase in alcohol-attributed deaths among women. At the same time there was a five per cent increase» 

Health, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Study: No alcohol level is “safe”

Global study on alcohol consumption Bad news for beer lovers, wine lovers, and those who like a wee dram of whisky and other spirits, even moderation is apparently not ok. The study was published today in the British medical journal» 

Health, International, Society

Sugary alcohol drink: another death

(public comments open on all RCI stories – scroll to bottom to submit. Comments will be posted after moderation) A brand of high-alcohol sugary drink is being cited as a contributing factor in the death of a 30-year-old Quebec. Pierre» 

Economy, Politics, Society

The politics of alcohol

Canadian survey of political preference and preferred drink Here’s a burning summer question: are your political preferences reflected in your alcoholic beverage of choice? Recently the Angus Reid Institute posed that question and surveyed Canadians on the subject. While there» 

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Tobacco and alcohol cause most harm in Canada: study

Substance use costs Canadian society almost $38.4 billion a year or $1,100 for every person in the country, according to new research. Alcohol and tobacco use account for 70 per cent of these costs and opioids ranked a distant third.» 

Economy, Politics, Society

Free-the-beer: Supreme court ruling today

Landmark ruling on provincial trade regulations While the Canadian federal government negotiates international free trade deals, it’s not the same within Canada. The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) has ruled today on a case known colloquially as “free the beer”.»