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When the first English immigrants arrived on the eastern seaboard of North America, Native Americans drank very little alcohol, not all tribes made it, and the ones who did were low in alcohol. They preferred to brew tea from sassafras and wild mint, and a drink from sumac berries called sumacade.
How Alcohol Works - In 1997, Americans drank an average of 2 gallons, 7.57 liters, of alcohol per person. 1 6-pack of beer, 2 glasses of wine and 3 - 4 mixed drinks per week. 35% of adults don't consume alcohol.
Alcohol & binge drinking Scotland
AMA urges ban on alcohol ads -- Citing new evidence that underage drinkers are at a high risk of brain damage, the American Medical Association called on the television industry to stop running alcohol commercials on programs that air before 10 p.m. or that draw youthful audiences (15% or more underage).
The Deadliest Drug: Maine's addiction to alcohol -- A compelling look at a problem so common that its costs are seldom counted.
Binge-Drinking-Related Consequences in College Students: Role of Drinking Beliefs and Mother - Teen Communications
Alcohol-Crime Link - The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) report, "Substance Abuse and Treatment, State and Federal Prisoners, 1997," discusses alcohol and other drugs and makes clear both are strongly associated with crime. 51% of offenders were under the influence of alcohol or other drugs at the time of their offense, and 3/4 of all inmates were characterized as being "alcohol or drug involved." Join Together Online
Apparent Per Capita Ethanol Consumption -- In 1986, 5.8 billion gallons of beer, 585.3 million gallons of wine, and 394.7 million gallons of spirits were sold in the US.
Booze, God and 12 Steps -- Even generous reports estimate the success rate of AA and other 12-step programs at no more than 10%.
Is Abstinence the Only Way to Beat a Drinking Problem?
Grandiosity, rigidity, and intolerance of ambiguity, and a tendency to obsess about things are among the traits associated with the dry drunk. The dry drunk quits drinking, but his or her obsession with the bottle is often replaced with other obsessions.
Alcoholics Discriminated - Against in Liver Transplant Programs - "Heavy drinking leading to alcoholic cirrhosis is widely regarded as morally wrong and there has been some discrimination against alcoholics in liver transplant programs," the researchers said. "Our data indicates that liver transplantation is justified for alcoholic cirrhosis." Join Together Online
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