Alcohol Problems and Solutions

Welcome to the Alcohol Problems & Solutions website. It’ has been debunking myths and sharing effective peer-reviewed ways to reduce drinking problems and live healthier, for 20 years.


National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer RibbonA study of 17,000 women has found that women who consume about three drinks per day but take 200 micrograms of folate or folic acid (Vitamin B9) per day have a lower risk of breast cancer than do alcohol abstainers. This is consistent with other research. 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.

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. »

History of Liquor: Distilled Spirits Timelines

Considerable disagreement exists over who first developed distillation. »

History of Beer: Timelines throughout History

Is beer older than bread? How long have humans been brewing beer? »

Temperance in America Timeline

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

Alcohol and Erectile Dysfunction (ED)

I. Alcohol and Erectile Dysfunction. Are drinking alcohol and erectile dysfunction (ED) connected? To study this question, researchers analyzed the results of 24 cross-sectional studies. These studies included 154,295 patients. Light and moderate drinkers had a much lower risk of ED. Such drinking was consuming up to 21 drinks per week. However, those who consumed […]

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Alcohol and Multiple Sclerosis are Connected

I.   The Study: Alcohol and Multiple Sclerosis Researchers studied drinking alcohol and multiple sclerosis (MS) risk. There may be a time of higher risk for MS during adolescence. Therefore, the researchers studied the drinking of youth age 15-19. The study chose Denmark because Danish teens have high alcohol consumption. The study looked at 1,717 […]

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Alcohol and Hospitalization (Alcohol Drinking Predicts Future Hospitalization)

I. Background.  Alcohol and hospitalization are connected. Heavy drinkers appear more likely to use hospitals than non-drinkers. This is not surprising. But what about light drinkers and moderate drinkers? There is extensive evidence that light and moderate alcohol consumption leads to better health. That’s in comparison with with either non-drinking or heavy drinking. Does such […]

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Alcohol and Longevity: Important Facts for Long Life

What’s the relationship between drinking alcohol and longevity? Researchers wanted to know. So they examined average lifetime alcohol consumption, risk of cancer death, and deaths from all causes. I. The Study To do so, they used data from 99,654 men and women aged 55-74. All had participated in the U.S. Prostate, Lung, Colorectal, and Ovarian […]

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Diseases of Aging (Age-Related Diseases) Reduced with Healthy Lifestyle: Longevity Increased

Diseases of aging really can be reduced by following a few health tips. Not only that, but following health guidelines can add over ten years to a person’s life. We all know we shouldn’t smoke or become obese. But cravings for a cigarette are so strong. And that dessert is so very, very tempting. Perhaps […]

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