Tag Archives: Health

Have You Heard Of Powdered Alcohol? Palcohol?

PalcoholThis week the release of powdered alcohol “palcohol” was approved, then rescinded, then changed to delayed.

First the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, a branch of the Treasury Department issued “label approval” on April 8th.  Apparently this was not the case as many internet sources began reporting that the ATT&T rescinded the approval.  Well now, the news seems to be that there will be a delay as the labeling on the product is changed.  So [Read the full post. . .]

Possession of a Controlled Substance: Drug Possession Laws

drug possession

Drug Possession, a.k.a. Possession of a controlled substance is defined in Ohio as knowingly obtaining, possessing or using a controlled substance under the Ohio Revised Code § 2925.11.  As applied to marijuana, possession of less than 100 grams (or about 3.5 ounces), giving 20 grams or less of marijuana to another person, or growing less than 100 grams of marijuana are each considered  “minor misdemeanors,” punishable by a maximum fine of $150. A minor misdemeanor is not a “jailable” [Read the full post. . .]

Does Alcohol Consumption Kill Brain Cells?

alcohol brainIt has become a common belief that alcohol consumption kills brain cells, but is that true?

Much of the anti-alcohol rhetoric comes from the prohibition era.  The early temperance writers made the assertion that alcohol killed brain cells and also insisted that the alcohol in their blood could cause “drunkards” to catch fire and burn alive. Hanson, David J. Alcohol Education: What we Must Do. Westport, Connecticut: Praeger, 1996, p. 13.  While such over the top arguments have been dropped, [Read the full post. . .]

20 Golden Rules from Ohio Lawyers Assistance Program


1. Behave yourself.

2. Answer the phone.

3. Return your phone calls.

4. Pay your bills.

5. Keep your hands off your clients’ money.

6. Tell the truth.

7. Admit ignorance.

8. Be honorable.

9. Defend the honor of your fellow attorneys.

10. Be gracious and thoughtful.

11. Value the time of your fellow attorneys.

12. Give straight answers.

13. Avoid the need to go to court.

14. Think first.

15. Remember: You are first a professional and then a [Read the full post. . .]

DUI Science: Are Gastric Bypass Patients More Susceptible to a DUI?

English: Courtesy of Ethicon Endosurgery, Inc....

According to the results of a new study in the February issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons, the dramatic changes that occur as a result of gastric bypass surgery can cause some people to overindulge when using alcohol thereby increasing their risk for a DUI. As cited at by Science Daily (linked HERE):

Studies have shown that gastric bypass patients often find it difficult adjusting to physical and psychological changes after the procedure. An

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