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.

National Heart Month

Happy Valentines DayModerate drinking of beer, wine or distilled spirits (liquor) reduces heart disease by 20 to 49%. In addition, moderate drinkers are healthier and live longer than either abstainers or alcohol abusers. 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.

Maine Law: First State Prohibition in U.S.

In 1846, Maine passed the first state-wide law in the U.S. prohibiting the sale of alcoholic beverages. Only alcohol made for industrial or medicinal use could legally be sold. But it was not the famous Maine Law. In 1851, what is now known as the Maine Law was passed. It was officially titled “An Act for […]

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Bootlegger in Congress: “The Man in the Green Hat,” George Cassiday

A bootlegger in Congress? During National Prohibition (1920-1933) it was illegal to transport or sell alcoholic beverages. Most members of Congress publicly supported Prohibition and its enforcement. They included both Democrats and Republicans. They came from across the country. They came from East, West, North and South. They came from both rural areas and cities. […]

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Women’s Temperance Crusade: Origin of the WCTU

The Women’s Temperance Crusade was a remarkable phenomenon. Ironically, it was sparked by a man. His name was Diocletion Lewis. Known as Dr. Dio Lewis, he had practiced medicine but was unlicensed to do so. He had only studied homeopathy for a few months and briefly apprenticed under a homeopath. But the title gave him […]

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Massachusetts Society for the Suppression of Intemperance

The Massachusetts Society for the Suppression of Intemperance was founded in the Statehouse in Boston on February 5, 1813. The goal of the Society was “To discountenance and suppress the frequent use of ardent spirits and its kindred vices, profaneness and gaming, and encourage and promote temperance and general morality.” By 1818 it had over 40 […]

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Alcohol and Total Death Risk among Women

Alcohol and Total Death Risk Most research has found a J-shaped pattern between alcohol and total death risk. That is, drinking in moderation reduces all-cause death, compared to abstaining. As drinking increases, the risk of death rises to equal that of abstaining. As drinking reaches heavy levels, the risk of death rises above that from […]

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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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