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.

Loyal Temperance Legion: Young Crusaders for Prohibition

The Loyal Temperance Legion is an organization for youth aged six to twelve years. It attempts to promote temperance and is a part of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU). What became the Legion was originally formed in 1874 in Cleveland. From its beginning, the WCTU has had an interest in youth work. It has […]

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Three-Tier System of Alcohol in the U.S.

National Prohibition was repealed in 1933. Federal law was then passed requiring the three-tier system. This mandates complete separation of alcohol production, wholesaling, and retailing. The three tier system means that producers cannot either wholesale or retail alcohol. Similarly, wholesalers cannot produce or retailers. And retailers cannot wholesale or produce alcohol. This separation means that […]

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Smith Wildman Brookhart: “Fervent Dry” in U.S. Senate

Smith Wildman Brookhart (1869-1944) was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1926. He was known there as a “fervent dry.” The problems caused by Prohibition (1920-1933) increased. So did calls for its repeal. Sen. Brookhardt desperately wanted to stop this growing movement. So he began a nation-wide tour debating prominent “wets.” They included prominent opponents […]

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Asian or Oriental Flushing Reflex: Alcohol is Racist

Alcohol is racist. It doesn’t treat people of different races equally. In particular, it discriminates against Asians. It’s often called the Asian or Oriental flushing reflex A genetic intolerance to alcohol occurs most often among Asians. It’s generally known as the Oriental flushing reflex. The term “flushing” refers to the bright reddening of the skin […]

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Prohibition in Vermont was Welcomed, then Rejected

Prohibition in Vermont was welcomed when it began in 1920. Most Vermonters had expected it to reduce crime, improve health, raise morality and protect young people. Instead, it turned many Vermonters into criminals because they refused to give up their ability to enjoy a drink. The city of Quebec was only 40 miles north. Just […]

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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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