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Liquor Better than Milk for Good Health: Liquor is Spirits

Is liquor better than milk for good health? Yes. Government agency shows that it’s true. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) facts prove that liquor is better than milk for health. Milk (one cup regular milk) Wine (glass) Beer (can or bottle) Distilled spirits (1.5 oz shot or jigger) Calories… Read more

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Drunk Driving Jokes & Reducing Drunk Driving

Drunk driving is a serious problem. It leads to thousands of deaths and injuries every year. This page explains how we can reduce it. But first, enjoy some drunk driving jokes. I. Drunk Driving Jokes An officer pulls a guy over for suspected drunk driving. He opens the door and… Read more

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Recovery Jokes & AA Effectiveness

Alcoholism isn’t funny. But those in recovery find it easier with humor. In any case, hope you enjoy these recovery jokes! I. Recovery Jokes  A one time I as addicted to soap. Now I’m clean. I used to be addicted to Thanksgiving leftovers. Had to quit cold turkey. Why did… Read more

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Hangover Jokes and How to Prevent Hangovers

Hope you enjoy these hangover jokes! Hangover Jokes I drank too much alcohol at the airport last night. So now I have a terminal hangover. He asked “What’s this? Will it cure my hangover??” “It’s a breathlyzer, sir,” said the officer. “Please step out of your vehicle.” I think Greek… Read more

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Older Drinkers Are Healthier Both Before and After Surgery

Research finds that older drinkers are healthier both before and after surgery. Those aged 60 or older who drank moderately or heavily had better health. This was in comparison to those who drank no or little alcohol. There were 628 patients. Of those, 397 were male and 231 were female.… Read more

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Generation Z Drinks Less Alcohol (Much Less!) or Abstains

Generation Z drinks less alcohol.1 That is, alcohol consumption by young people has dropped greatly. They are delaying the age at first drink, drinking less frequent, and so-called “binge drinking2 less often. In addition, the proportion of alcohol abstainers has increased dramatically. For example, in the UK “Having a drink within last… Read more

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Anti-Alcohol Bias: Governments, Agencies, Researchers, etc.

A reader emailed this question. “Why do so many researchers, governments, agencies, etc. put so much energy into showing the negative effects of alcohol? It seems like there’s a concerted effort to discredit all alcohol consumption.” In other words, why all the anti-alcohol bias?    That’s an excellent question. But… Read more

Impact of Non-medical Cannabis

Impact of Non-medical Cannabis Legalization on Substance Use

What was the impact of non-medical cannabis legalization in the state of Washington on the use of other substances? Particularly among young adults? The Study Researchers focused on alcohol consumption, cigarette use, e-cigarette use, pain medication misuse, and heavy episodic drinking (HED). To do so, they used data from six… Read more

Drinking Alcohol and Longevity among Men

I. The Study. Researchers studied drinking alcohol and longevity among men. Specifically, they examined the impact of drinking alcohol on all-cause mortality, total life expectancy, and non-disability life expectancy among men age 65 and older. To do so, they used a nationally representative sample from the Chinese Healthy Longevity Survey. They… Read more

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False DUI for Medical Conditions, Fasting, or Dieting

Arrests for DWI or DUI should be for those who are driving while intoxicated. False arrests for DWI or DUI for medical conditions are unacceptable. They can also be fatal. Sober diabetic drivers, those with liver disease, are fasting, or are eating a low carb diet shouldn’t be arrested. Any… Read more

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Women and Temperance: Essential for Establishing Prohibition

Women and temperance were closely linked. The temperance movement relied heavily on their enthusiastic support. And they were essential to the establishment of National Prohibition (1920-1933). I.  Martha Washingtonians One of the earliest temperance groups was the Martha Washingtonians. Officially, it was the Ladies’ Temperance Benevolent Society. Temperance activists formed… Read more

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Martha Washingtonians: Ladies’ Temperance Benevolent Society

People tended to call the the Ladies’ Temperance Benevolent Society the Martha Washingtonians. It rolls off the tongue so much easier. Six temperance activists, not all women, formed the Martha Washingtonians in New York City. They did so on May 12, 1841. Although not all of the organizers were women,… Read more

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