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Family Drinking Habits Tied to Alcohol Use Disorder Among University Students: Study

Family Drinking Habits Tied to Alcohol Use Disorder Among University Students: Study

SEOUL, March 8 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study showed that heavy drinking among family members increases the rate of alcohol use disorder (AUD) for university students. Researchers from the Gangneung Asan Hospital in the eastern city of Gangneung conducted a survey of 1,256 students from universities within the region, including 800 male students and [...]

Growing Number of Korean Women Suffering from Alcohol Use Disorder

Growing Number of Korean Women Suffering from Alcohol Use Disorder

SEOUL, Oct. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of Korean women undergoing medical treatment for alcohol use disorder (AUD), a condition that refers to excessive dependence or addiction to alcoholic beverages, is growing day by day. According to data revealed on Sunday by the National Health Insurance Service, the number of individuals who were diagnosed [...]

Air Busan to Set Up System to Prevent Working Under Influence

Air Busan to Set Up System to Prevent Working Under Influence

SEOUL, Jan. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Air Busan Co., a South Korean low-cost carrier, said Monday it will enhance its operating system to prevent employees from working under the influence of alcohol this year. Pilots, flight attendants, aircraft maintenance managers and mechanics will be checked for alcohol levels before they report to work, the company [...]

Heavy Social and Economic Costs from South Korea’s Drinking Problem

Heavy Social and Economic Costs from South Korea’s Drinking Problem

SEOUL, Nov. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — A new study has found that 13 South Koreans die on average per day due to alcohol-related circumstances. In addition, such high levels of alcohol consumption are costing society nearly 1 trillion won every year. Alcohol, along with cigarette ingredients arsenic and cadmium, are considered highly carcinogenic and addictive. [...]

South Korea’s Wild Drinking Culture Shifts amid Declining Alcohol Consumption

South Korea’s Wild Drinking Culture Shifts amid Declining Alcohol Consumption

SEOUL, June 2 (Korea Bizwire) – A slow but noticeable change is coming to South Korea’s once fierce and often authoritative drinking culture.  Whiskey sales have struggled with negative growth for eight consecutive years, plummeting from 2.84 million crates (18 500-mililiter bottles) in 2008 to 1.67 million in 2016, while HiteJinro, a major distiller here, [...]