Category: Alcohol

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

anti-alcohol bias

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 the answer is fairly simple. …

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Impact of Non-medical Cannabis Legalization on Substance Use

Impact of Non-medical Cannabis

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 annual surveys of a state-wide …

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Alcohol Jokes: Fun Alcohol Drinking Humor – Part II

alcohol jokes

Alcohol jokes are fun to read and tell. Includes jokes, puns and “walks into a bar.” Share your favorites with friends and family. Gin-uinely hope you enjoy them! I. General Alcohol Jokes and Puns I found fifty bucks inside a liquor store. They were just shopping for a stag party. I spilled all my vodka …

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Independent Order of Good Samaritans & Daughters of Samaria

Order of Good Samaritans

Temperance activists formed the Independent Order of Good Samaritans in New York City in 1847. It admitted African-Americans to membership. Thus, it was the first fraternal group in the US “to recognize the humanity in man, no matter what his color.” The next year the Order admitted women. Then it became the Independent Order of …

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Daughters of Temperance & Original Daughters of Temperance

Women and temperance

The Daughters of Temperance was formed as a result of the Sons of Temperance. However, not as one might suspect. Read on to discover the real reason. Sons of Temperance As a young woman, Susan B. Anthony joined a temperance society. It was the Daughters Union. That was an auxiliary of the Sons of Temperance.  In …

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Alcohol Rations in US Military History (Early History)

alcohol rations

Alcohol rations in the both the army and the navy have a long history. Of course, they are based on English and European tradition. And alcohol rations have a long history there. For example, between 1655 and 1970, the British Navy issued a daily rum ration. It was a tot, or one-half pint I. Alcohol …

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