National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism: Alcohol and Marijuana Use and Motivations Among Young Adults During the Pandemic

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism: Alcohol and Marijuana Use and Motivations Among Young Adults During the Pandemic. “Stay-at-home and physical distancing orders during the COVID-19 pandemic have led to increased stress, anxiety, depression, and boredom, and reports suggest that some people may be consuming more alcohol as a coping mechanism. A recent study supported by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism now reveals changes in patterns of alcohol and marijuana use during the pandemic, as well as changes in motives for use among young adults.”

News Australia: NSW Health limits residents of locked-down tower block to six beers per day

News Australia: NSW Health limits residents of locked-down tower block to six beers per day. “Residents in apartment blocks locked-down by NSW Health are having their alcohol deliveries policed as part of a policy to limit the number of drinks being consumed each day. NSW Health has imposed rules limiting people in ‘NSW Health controlled buildings’ to a certain amount of alcohol each day in a bid to “ensure the safety of health staff and residents”.”

Texas Tribune: Texas warns Austin restaurants that their liquor licenses could be revoked for requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccinations

Texas Tribune: Texas warns Austin restaurants that their liquor licenses could be revoked for requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccinations. “The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission has warned two Austin restaurants that they could lose their liquor licenses for requiring their customers to provide proof of at least a first round of COVID-19 vaccinations before they would be served. The two restaurants, Launderette and Fresa’s, were first alerted by the TABC on Wednesday that they were in violation of Senate Bill 968, which passed during this year’s regular legislative session.”

Bleeping Computer: U.S. spirits and wine giant hit by cyberattack, 1TB of data stolen

Bleeping Computer: U.S. spirits and wine giant hit by cyberattack, 1TB of data stolen. “Brown-Forman, one of the largest U.S. companies in the spirits and wine business, suffered a cyber attack. The intruders allegedly copied 1TB of confidential data; they plan on selling to the highest bidder the most important info and leak the rest. Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, the company holds world-known whiskey and scotch brands like Jack Daniel’s, Woodford, Old Forester, Collingwood, Glenglassaugh, and Glendronach; Herradura, El Jimador, and Pepe Lopez tequila; Finlandia vodka, and Sonoma-Cutrer wines.”

Sky News: National Brewery Centre Archives now available online

Sky News: National Brewery Centre Archives now available online. “The National Brewery Centre Archives feature around half a million items spanning 250 years of British brewing history. Currently, about 5,000 items of this ever-growing collection are publicly displayed at the National Brewery Centre in Burton-on-Trent, while many more are now free to access on the newly launched online database.”

New York Post: Teens are dressing up as mask-wearing grandmas to try to score alcohol

I’m not really sure where to put this. I don’t know if the kids are really getting alcohol when they cosplay older adults, or if it’s just a prank. If they ARE getting alcohol this way, I can’t put it under humor, because I don’t find anything funny about a minor getting access to alcohol. So I’ll just put it here. New York Post: Teens are dressing up as mask-wearing grandmas to try to score alcohol. “In a pandemic, no one knows you’re underage. That’s what Gen Z has discovered as they’ve updated the fake ID for the COVID-19 era, hitting up liquor stores dressed as elderly grandmas wearing coronavirus face masks.”

National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism: COVID-19 means long stretch of stormy weather for people with alcohol and substance use disorders

National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism: COVID-19 means long stretch of stormy weather for people with alcohol and substance use disorders. “The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has created an environment that is particularly problematic for individuals with alcohol and substance use disorders (ASUD), according to physician scientists at the National Institutes of Health. In a commentary now online in the American Journal of Psychiatry, the researchers liken the global coronavirus emergency to a ‘perfect storm,’ with dire consequences for ASUD prevention and treatment that may endure after the pandemic.”

Coronavirus: You can no longer drink alcohol at bars in Florida (Click Orlando)

Click Orlando: Coronavirus: You can no longer drink alcohol at bars in Florida. “With coronavirus numbers climbing and cases trending younger, Florida officials made the decision to immediately prohibit the consumption of alcohol at bars statewide — again. The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, which oversees alcohol licenses, made the announcement Friday morning on Twitter. No information was offered on how long the moratorium will be in place.”

CNN: Airlines ban alcohol on planes in response to Covid-19

CNN: Airlines ban alcohol on planes in response to Covid-19. “Alcohol sales may have boomed during lockdown, but our return to air travel will be an altogether more sobering experience. Airlines including Easyjet and KLM in Europe, Delta Air Lines and American Airlines in the United States, and Asia’s Virgin Australia, are suspending all or part of their alcoholic drinks service in response to Covid-19.”

KXAN: New website tells you where to go for to-go cocktails in your area

KXAN: New website tells you where to go for to-go cocktails in your area. (This appears to be for the entire state of Texas.) “All you do is enter a zip code, and it populates a map of all the places in and around the zip code that offer cocktails and other adult drinks to-go. You can set filters up, like what kind of liquor you’d like to enjoy or how big of a radius you want to search in, and restaurants that match the criteria will pop up.”