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Mothers Against Drunk Driving: A Crash Course in MADD

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) was founded in 1980 to reduce drunk driving, but the group has become neo-prohibitionist, and a self-serving bureaucracy. Read more

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Alcohol Drinking and Falls Requiring Hospitalization

What is the link between drinking alcohol and falls requiring hospitalization? We might assume that the more people drink, the more likely they are to fall. Read more

Effects of Drinking Alcohol on Insulin Resistance

What are the effects of drinking alcohol on insulin resistance (or metabolic syndrome)? Can alcohol consumption improve or reduce insulin resistance? Read more

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Was Prohibition a Conservative or Liberal Movement?

It has been argued that prohibition was the result of a cultural war. That is, a vision for society. So was that a conservative or liberal movement? Read more

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Cocktails To-go Made Permanent Post COVID, a Good Idea?

Making cocktails to-go permanent post COVID is a very popular idea. Ordering a handcrafted cocktail with your takeout is convenient and helps local restaurants. Read more

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Drinking with Cardiovascular Disease: Helpful or Harmful?

Is it ok to drink alcohol if you have cardiovascular disease (CVD)? Is this harmful or helpful? What does the medical research say? Read more

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Mail Alcohol through the USPS? The Postal Service Needs to Modernize.

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

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Alcohol Harm Paradox: What It Is & Why It’s Important

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

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Alcohol and Child Development: Effects of Drinking During Pregnancy

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

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Alcohol and Cataracts: Important Health Information

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

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Effectiveness of Keg Registration: Learn about Keg Registration

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

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Dangers of Drinking Games: Learn How to Avoid the Dangers!

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

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