Alcohol Problems and Solutions

Welcome to the Alcohol Problems & Solutions website. It’s been debunking myths and sharing effective peer-reviewed ways to reduce drinking problems and live healthier, for nearly 20 years.

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer RibbonA study of 17,000 women has found that women who consume about three drinks per day but take 200 micrograms of folate or folic acid (Vitamin B9) per day have a lower risk of breast cancer than do alcohol abstainers. This is consistent with other research. Curious?

The Bar Exam - The Fun and Informative Alcohol QuizBar Exam

Think you know all about alcohol? Take this fun alcohol quiz. It's full of alcohol related facts.

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How much do you know about George? Test your knowledge. Bet you didn't learn any of this in school.

Alcohol Timelines

Alcohol and Drinking History in America Timeline

Visit this timeline to follow the history of alcohol and drinking in the U.S. »

World History of Alcohol and Drinking Timeline

This timeline presents events in the history of alcohol and drinking over the past 12,000 years. »

World History of Wine Timeline

Follow the story of wine from its beginnings to the present time. »

History of Liquor: Distilled Spirits Timelines

Considerable disagreement exists over who first developed distillation. »

History of Beer: Timelines throughout History

Is beer older than bread? How long have humans been brewing beer? »

Temperance in America Timeline

Explore temperance in the U.S. from its early origins down to today. »

Alcohol is a Drug: What You Should Know About Alcoholic Drinks

Drugs Beverage alcohol is a drug. But exactly what is a drug? A drug is simply “Any substance which when absorbed into a living organism may modify one or more of its functions.” 1 In reality, “any substance that by its chemical nature alters structure or function in the living organism is a drug. . […]

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Drinking and Marital Satisfaction are Related among Older Couples

When both husband and wife drink alcohol, they are generally more satisfied with their marriage. In short, drinking and marital satisfaction go together. Researchers at the University of Michigan reported these findings. The Study of Drinking and Marital Satisfaction The investigators studied a nationally representative sample of couples in the U.S. over age age 50. […]

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Drinking and Women’s Health: Alcohol’s Long-Term Effects’

Drinking and Women’s Health. What are the long-term effects of alcohol drinking and women’s health? This is a very important question. Researchers from Harvard and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center investigated this very important question. To do so, they reviewed published findings from the Nurses’ Health Study and Nurses’ Health Study II. Significantly, these are […]

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Alcohol in Art (Paintings) From Ancient Times to Today

Alcohol in Art: Ancient Period The place of alcohol in art has a long history. The ancient Egyptians often painted images of beer and wine production and consumption. Their images were very detailed. That enables us to understand much about their alcohol culture. In contrast, alcohol in ancient Greek painting was almost always associated with […]

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Women and Temperance, Prohibition & Repeal: Crucial to Success

Women and Temperance – Prohibition The role of women in temperance and prohibition was essential to success. Indeed, at one time people considered women and temperance to be virtually synonymous. Women, along with major Protestant churches, made National Prohibition possible. In 1852, Elizabeth Cady Stanton organized the Women’s New York State Temperance Society. Other prominent […]

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Alcohol Facts:

  • The alcohol contents of a regular beer, glass of dinner wine and shot of whiskey or other distilled spirit (80 proof) are all the same. This is alcohol equivalence. Top
  • The U.S. government reports that moderate consumption of alcohol (beer, wine or distilled spirits) improves health and increases longevity.
  • Parents have great influence over the choices their children make about alcohol now and in the future.
  • Drinking alcohol by students in U.S. middle and high schools has declined to its lowest level in the 36 years that the federal government has surveyed the subject.
  • Distilled spirits (whiskey, brandy, rum, tequila, gin, etc.) contain no carbohydrates, no fats of any kind, and no cholesterol. Get the nutrition facts.

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