Alcohol Problems and Solutions

Welcome to the website that has been debunking myths and sharing effective peer-reviewed ways to reduce drinking problems & live healthier, for nearly 20 years.

Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving TurkeyWhile there wasn't any cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, or pumpkin pie to eat at the first Thanksgiving, there was beer, brandy, gin, and wine to drink. 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.

George Washington QuizGeorge Washington - Alcohol Quiz

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

Timeline: Alcohol and Drinking History in America

Visit this new timeline to follow the history of alcohol and drinking in the United States of America.

Timeline: World History of Alcohol and Drinking

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

Temperance Educational Quarterly: Teaching Prohibition

The Temperance Educational Quarterly was founded by Mary H. Hunt. She was head of the Department of Scientific Temperance Instruction. That was an important part of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) and its mission. For its first 15 years the magazine was the School Physiology Journal, designed for teachers. Mary Hunt had wanted to create “trained […]

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Gideon T. Stewart: Biography (Gideon Tabor Stewart)

Lawyer and newspaper owner-editor Gideon T. Stewart was highly active in promoting prohibition. He came from a long line of lawyers. Born in Johnstown, NY in 1824, he later moved to Norwalk, Ohio. There and elsewhere he studied law in different firms. In 1846 he was admitted to the Ohio bar. In 1866 he was […]

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William D. Upshaw Biography (William David Upshaw)

William D. Upshaw was born in Georgia in 1866. He became an ardent proponent of Prohibition. Some may have thought him a fanatic. He served in Congress from 1918 to 1924. There he called for the strictest of Prohibition enforcement. This led him be known as “the driest of the dry,” “Ernest Willie,” and the […]

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Alcohol and Cardiometabolic Risk Factors

Alcohol and cardiometabolic risk factors is an important matter.  Cardiometabolic risk refers to the chance of having heart disease, stroke or diabetes. Research has found moderate drinkers to be at lower risk of cardiovascular disease. It has also found that such alcohol consumption lowers the risk of both diabetes and cardiovascular disease among diabetics. This […]

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Flying Squadron of America: Fighting for Prohibition

The Flying Squadron of America was an assemblage of temperance speakers and singers. Three teams of speakers, along with singers, toured the country. They did so between between September 30, 1914 and June 6, 1915. The Squadron arose informally from a meeting of the National Temperance Council. It was largely organized by former Indiana Governor […]

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Disclaimer: This website is informational only and makes no suggestions or recommendations about alcohol, drinking, disease, health or any other matter and none should be inferred.

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.
  • 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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