It seems that there are more people getting sloshed these days (myself included). Reuters has the full story in:
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 , the Reagan State Funeral Drinking Game, The Democratic Debate Drinking Game, the , 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.