Welcome to the Alcohol Problems and Solutions website. It’s been debunking myths and sharing effective peer-reviewed ways to reduce drinking problems and live healthier. And it’s been doing so for almost a quarter century.
I. Prohibition in the U.S. Was prohibition conservative or liberal? National prohibition existed in the U.S. from early 1920 to late 1933. That’s almost 14 years. It’s also been tried in many countries. For example, in Russia under Lenin and in Finland, Norway, and India. Conservative? Columbia University’s Richard Hofstadter published… Read more
Making cocktails to-go permanent is very popular. Businesses, their employees, and consumers love it. I. Economic Impact of Covid 19. Covid 19 has had a devastating effect on the restaurant and bar industry. It supports about 10% of all payroll jobs in the country. In 2020 alone, the industry lost… Read more
Drinking with cardiovascular disease (CVD)? Is this harmful or helpful? That’s a very important question. Therefore, we examine that question here. I. What We Know. Medical research shows that moderate drinking is linked to lower risk of CVD. These include include things such as heart attack, stroke, heart failure, and… Read more
Why can’t sellers mail alcohol to their customers through the U.S. Postal Service (USPS)? I. Why Not Mail Alcohol? It isn’t possible to mail alcohol. The USPS cannot deliver alcohol through the mail. But FedEx, UPS, and other private carriers will deliver beer, wine, and spirits. This inconveniences customers. It also… Read more
Alcohol harm paradox: lower socioeconomic people drink the same or less than others but have more alcohol-related problems. Some people think that more drinking in a population leads to more alcohol-related problems. But that’s very a simplistic belief. World-wide research shows that countries with higher drinking rates generally have fewer… Read more
The question of drinking alcohol and child development can raise strong emotion. Does drinking alcohol during pregnancy have any impact on child development? What about smoking during pregnancy? These are very important questions. I. The Study The study involved 1,006 children. It began during the prenatal period. That is, from… Read more
The subject of alcohol and cataracts is important. Most people drink alcohol, and as we age, our chances of having cataracts increase. I. Cataracts Cataracts are clouding of the eye lens. They may occur in one or both eyes. If untreated, they can lead to blindness. They are common with… Read more
The effectiveness of keg registration (or keg tagging) in reducing underage drinking problems is unclear. That’s because virtually no research on the subject is done. Even publications that suggest findings often don’t. An example is “Measuring public policy. The case of beer keg registration laws.”1 We need to know the specific… Read more
The dangers of drinking games are many. Here we explain their dangers and how to either prevent them or reduce them. I. Drinking Games Drinking games are social events designed to promote intoxication. They have rules based on doing some specific physical or mental task. The rules dictate when an… Read more
- The alcohol content 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 by students in the U.S. continues dropping to historic new lows.
- Distilled spirits (whiskey, brandy, rum, tequila, gin, etc.) contain no carbohydrates, no fats of any kind, and no cholesterol. Get the nutrition facts.