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.


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School Books GraphicFacts about underage drinking:

  • College freshmen in the US recently reported the lowest rates of drinking in 38 years.
  • The proportion of American high school seniors who drink continues to fall dramatically.
  • Drinking among 12 to 17-year-olds has dropped by two-thirds (65%) in a recent 23 year period. Curious?

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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. »

Temperance in America Timeline

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

Self-Control Over Drinking Alcohol: A Practical Tip to Help

Achieving self-control over our behavior in general can be a great challenge. And exercising self-control over drinking can be especially challenging. But there are always things tempting us. It’s that delicious pie if we’re trying to lose weight. It’s that ball game on TV when we need to mow the lawn. And the list goes […]

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Alcohol Licensing Policies and Alcohol-Related Crimes

Excessive drinking can contribute to social problems. These include the disruption of public order, violence, and sexual crimes. Can local alcohol licensing policies reduce alcohol-related crimes? The Study Researchers studied the impact of local licensing restrictions on the spatial and/or temporal availability of alcohol in England. They categorized each local area according to its licensing policy […]

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Alcohol Prices: Would Raising Them Reduce Drinking among High School Students?

Raising alcohol prices is often suggested as a way to reduce consumption. Would drinking by high school students be lower if alcohol prices were higher? Do peers cause cause others to drink more often or heavier? These questions were both examined using data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Adolescent to Adult Health. The researchers […]

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Alcohol Deregulation: Does It Cause More Crime & Traffic Crashes?

Does retail alcohol deregulation increase crime and traffic accidents. This is important to the question of privatizing retail alcohol sales in states or provinces. Does a wider selection of alcoholic beverages promote alcohol abuse? Do more retail stores lead to more traffic crashes? Do longer sales hours lead to violence? In short, does greater availability […]

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Alcohol with Diet Mixers and Problems among Collegians

Drinking alcohol with diet mixers, compared to non-diet mixers, promotes a quicker high blood alcohol concentration (BAC). This is because artificial sweeteners increase the absorption of alcohol. Thus, using diet mixers might lead to  an increased risk of alcohol-related problems. A Study Researchers tested this hypothesis. They also collected data on the prevalence of this […]

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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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