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.
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
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
What are the effects of drinking alcohol on insulin resistance (or metabolic syndrome)? Can alcohol consumption improve or reduce insulin resistance? Read more
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
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
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
Why can’t sellers mail alcohol to their customers through the U.S. Postal Service? Other carriers will ship alcohol, so why can’t the U.S. Postal Service? Read more
Some people think that more drinking in a population leads to more alcohol-related problems. What does the evidence say? Read more
Does drinking alcohol during pregnancy have any impact on child development? Read about this study involving 1,006 children. Read more
Most people drink alcohol, and as we age, our chances of having cataracts increase. Does drinking alcohol increase your risk of developing cataracts? 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.