Welcome to the Alcohol Problems & Solutions website, debunking myths and sharing effective peer-reviewed ways to reduce drinking problems and live healthier for more than 20 years.
Food poisoning and alcohol are connected. “Alcohol with a meal can lower the risk of food poisoning” reported the New York Times.1 The evidence is that drinking alcoholic beverages with meals can either prevent food poisoning or reduce its effects. Food poisoning appears to be much more common than most… Read more
The policy of the Center for Science in the Public Interest or CSPI on drinking and smoking is strange. The CSPI attacks drinking in moderation but completely ignores the great dangers of smoking. Scientific medical research clearly shows that light to moderate drinking is associated with better health and longevity… Read more
Scott Hampton, Psy.D., explains the connection between alcohol drinking and sexual assault. Dr. Hampton is Director of Ending the Violence, a sexual violence prevention program. Drinking and Sexual Assault Alcohol drinking and sexual assault often happen together. According to some research, 30 percent of all sexual assaults occur when the… Read more
Drunken driving was common and accepted behavior until the early 1980s. Then Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) raised our consciousness. As did Students Against Drunk Driving (SADD),* Remove Intoxicated Drivers (RID) and other groups. Fortunately, drunk driving is unacceptable today. Decades Ago Decades ago, Dean Martin and many others took… Read more
Alcoholic beverage consumption in the U.S. has declined over time. For example, the per capita consumption of alcohol by Americans age 14 and older has been declining. In fact, it dropped from 2.76 gallons over a recent 33 year period.1 Race and Ethnicity Alcoholic beverage consumption also varies by race… Read more
There is a general correlation between drinking alcohol and domestic abuse. That is, violence toward a spouse or partner. Specifically, they often occur together. But does drinking actually cause abuse in a relationship? Researchers and other experts warn against jumping to the conclusion that it does. It’s easy to fall… Read more
Should grocers sell liquor (spirits)? French grocery stores sell beer, wine and spirits, which is a logical place to purchase these products. Wine, beer and spirits are all foods. Both custom and food law in the Western World recognize them as foods. So it’s natural to sell them along with… Read more
Many people cook with wine. However, cooking with liquor or spirits adds exciting new dimentions to food. Spirits give different flavors to dishes, making them more interesting. As the alcohol evaporates, their essences are concentrated. Their sugars also become carmelized. And, of course, nothing compares to the excitement of a… Read more
The American Whiskey Trail provides an educational journey into the history and cultural heritage of distilled spirits in America. It includes historical sites and operating distilleries that are open to the public for tours. Frommer’s has rated the American Whiskey Trail one of the top travel destinations. “We picked the… 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.