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 …
Alcohol Rations in US Military History (Early History)
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 …
Alcohol and Gliomas: Effect of Drinking on Risk of Gliomas
To discover if there is a link between alcohol and gliomas, researchers examined data from three studies. They used data from very large studies that had followed participant over time.
DC Alcohol Laws: It’s a Capital Idea to Know & Follow Them
DC alcohol laws apply to its residents and to those working or visiting the capital. Breaking the laws isn’t a capital offense. But not knowing a law is no legal defense.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving: A Crash Course in MADD
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.
Alcohol Drinking and Falls Requiring Hospitalization
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.
Cocktails To-go Made Permanent Post COVID, a Good Idea?
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.
Alcohol Harm Paradox: What It Is & Why It’s Important
Some people think that more drinking in a population leads to more alcohol-related problems. What does the evidence say?
DUI Trends in the U.S.: Driving Under Influence of Alcohol
What are the DUI trends in the US? (DUI is driving under the influence of alcohol. Often defined as DWI or similar initials.) It’s dropped greatly since 1980. But it remains a major problem. That’s because even a single DUI death is a needless tragedy. I. The Study Researchers wanted to measure DUI trends over …
Criticisms of Social Norms Marketing for Alcohol Abuse
A fairly new approach to reducing alcohol abuse is social norms marketing. Some prefer to call it social norms clarification. It’s effective, but not without its detractors. Here we look at criticisms of social norms marketing. But first, here’s a quick look at social norms clarification. Social Norms Marketing Social norms clarification is based on …