Alcohol Abuse on the Rise

AlcoholIt seems that there are more people getting sloshed these days (myself included). Reuters has the full story in “More Americans Abuse Alcohol, Study Finds”:

They found that the number of American adults who abuse alcohol or are alcohol dependent rose to 17.6 million or 8.46 percent of the population in 2001-2002 from 13.8 million or 7.41 percent of the population in 1991-1992.

The researchers cannot say why heavy drinking is up.

I know, you’re probably thinking: “how is this political?” Well, go find all the political drinking games. There’s the multiple State of the Union drinking games, the Reagan State Funeral Drinking Game, The Democratic Debate Drinking Game, the Political Hearings Drinking Games, it goes on ad nauseum. It’s no wonder that we’re all becoming lushes, we’re trying to trick our brains into thinking that things are somehow good, when in fact everything that we’re told is utter trash.

Drink on!

More Americans Abuse Alcohol, Study Finds [Yahoo/Reuters]
2004 State of the Union drinking game
2003 State of the Union drinking game
2002 State of the Union drinking game
Reagan State Funeral Drinking Game [ via Wonkette]
The Democratic Debate Drinking Game [Slate]
Political Hearings Drinking Game [Flutterby]

Stephen VanDyke

I've published HoT along with about 300+ friends since 2002. We're all Americans who are snarky and love our country. I'm a libertarian that registered Republican because I like to win elections. That's pretty much it.

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