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Fingerprint Scanner Tests Workers for Booze

By McCarton Ackerman

A new device measuring BAC could soon become commonplace at the office. MORE  

Sober St. Patty's Day Goes Global

By Ben Feuerherd

From NYC to Belfast, booze-free events aim to "reclaim the true spirit" of the holiday, the founder tells The Fix. MORE  

Morning Roundup: March 8, 2013

By Ben Feuerherd

The Balkans are a drug trafficking hub, Methadone death spurs investigation, and Olympic skier Bode Miller is a "drunk yacht-dweller." MORE  

Photographer Brings Mongolian Addicts to Light

By Ben Feuerherd

Mikel Aristregi documents homeless addicts in Ulan Bator, where the cold forces them underground. MORE  

Alcohol Is World's Third Leading Cause of Illness

By Valerie Tejeda

Booze causes 5.5% of global injury and disease, even though only 40% of people drink. MORE  

Alcohol Counseling Helps Domestic Abusers Recover

By Valerie Tejeda

Men in treatment for abusive behavior could benefit from alcohol therapy, a study finds. MORE  

Booze Blamed for One in 30 Cancer Deaths

By Valerie Tejeda

Even light drinking can significantly boost cancer risk, a study finds. MORE  

How Prisoners Make Moonshine

By Seth Ferranti

Alcohol helps to send millions of Americans to prison, but you'd think it would be hard to keep drinking once you got there. Not so, inmates explain to The Fix. MORE  

Mindy McCready Involuntarily Admitted to Rehab

By McCarton Ackerman

The country singer spiraled into substance abuse following her husband's recent suicide. MORE  

How Early Heavy Drinking Hurts the Brain

By Valerie Tejeda

Visual learning and memory are affected long-term. But researchers don't recommend raising the legal drinking age. MORE  

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