January 16, 1920
National Prohibition Began

So convinced were they that alcohol was the cause of virtually all crime that, on the eve of Prohibition, some towns actually sold their jails. National Prohibition will last almost 14 years. Curious?



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Timeline: History of Alcohol

Visit the new World Alcohol and Drinking History Timeline. This timeline presents events in the history of alcohol and drinking over the past 12,000 years.

Alcohol Pre-Loading

Alcohol pre-loading (preloading, pre-drinking, predrinking, pre-gaming, pregaming, prefunking, home drinking, and prinking), the practice of drinking at home before going out for the night, appears to be an undesirable high-risk behavior.

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No “Masking Effect” from Combining Caffeine or Energy Drinks with Alcohol

No “masking effect” from the addition of either caffeine or energy drink on the subjective sensations of alcohol intoxication were found in a randomized, double-blinded, controlled, four treatment cross-over trial.

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American Society for the Promotion of Temperance

The founding of the American Society for the Promotion of Temperance in 1826 was the beginning of the first organized national temperance movement in the United States.

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What is Alcoholism?

Alcoholism isn’t a disease but a cluster of behaviors over which people can learn to have control. Both free and affordable programs are available to help drink in moderation or to abstain.

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You Have Power Over Alcohol

Control over alcohol and alcoholism is increased by the use of the Life Process Program, the HAMS alcohol program, SMART Recovery, Rational Recovery, or Moderation Management, any of which can be used at home without the travel, lack of privacy, life interruption, or great expense of attending an alcohol rehab or retreat.

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Harm Reduction is Effective in Reducing Alcohol and Drug Problems

HAMS (Harm reduction, Abstinence, and Moderation Support) is a free, peer-led support and information network for anyone who decides to change their drinking for the better.

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Alcohol/Drug Retreats & Rehabs: Often More about Money than Helping People

The alcohol and drug treatment industry is enormous and highly profitable, but very competitive. To lure patients or clients, many rehabs and retreats use misrepresentation and deception. There’s little regulation, deception is common, and it’s a case of caveat emptor, or buyer beware.

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Alcoholism is a Behavioral Pattern Best Helped by Behavioral Treatment

Alcoholism is not a disease but a behavioral pattern that can be changed with effective non-12-step programs such as HAMS, the Life Process Program, Rational Recovery, SMART Recovery, and Moderation Management.

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