Family of late superstar DJ Avicii launches mental health foundation, health officials advise French to cut down drinking, South Carolina considers mandatory alcohol training for bartenders and servers.

The French Must Drink Less Wine, Say Health Officials [Guardian]
French health officials recommend no more than two glasses of wine per day. The public health campaign is urging people to cut down to reduce health risks including cancer, high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease.

Avicii’s Family Launches Mental Health Foundation [CNN]
The family of superstar DJ-producer Avicii has established the Tim Bergling Foundation to support mental health and suicide prevention. The 28-year-old Swedish DJ was found dead last year in Oman.

Could ‘Alcosynth’ Provide All the Joy of Booze—Without the Dangers? [Guardian]
A British research team is working on developing a synthetic alcohol substitute that could be enjoyed without the hangover. Could their five-year plan come to fruition?

Parkland Community Opens Mental Health Center for Students After Apparent Suicides [NBC News]
Free therapeutic services are now open to the community in Parkland, Florida, to help cope with last year’s horrific school shooting. Two students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School were reported to have died by suicide just this month.

Wendy Williams Rushed to Hospital After Checking Out of Sober Living House [People]
Wendy Williams was reportedly hospitalized this week for alcohol intoxication. The talk show host revealed just last week that she has been staying at a sober living house.

Should Servers and Bartenders Be Required to Undergo Alcohol Training? [Herald Sun]
The South Carolina Senate is considering a bill that would require mandatory training for people who serve alcohol. Currently this type of training is available on a voluntary basis. 

Support Group Helps Families Experiencing Loss Due to Addiction or Overdose [Highpoint Health]
Families struggling with loss from drug-related issues in need of fellowship and support will find it at a weekly support group called the Whispers of Hope. This local support group in Indiana will meet every Tuesday during the month of April.

Ex-Police Official Accuses Two Duterte Associates of Drug Crimes [NY Times]
A former high-ranking police official has accused Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte of turning a blind eye to drug trafficking activity carried out by two of his associates. The controversial president has denied the allegations.

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