BTW, that refers to EXCESSIVE alcohol use.
Sez who? According to the CDC, 88,000/year. What do you think we are talking about here, tobacco?
This blotter is proof enough that were it not for public drunkenness, alcohol related violence and incidents of DUI, we could reduce by 60% the number of police we need in this country to keep the peace. People who promote the consumption of booze try and escape any blame by telling people to drink responsibly when they know darn well that very little alcohol renders many people incapable of being responsible. Over 300,000 deaths each year in the US are attributed to the consumption of alcohol, and so far as the media is concern, they are merely sacrifices to the god Bacchus that helps insure much manna in the form of advertising dollars. The press will publish lighthearted material of how silly people can behave when intoxicated but will NEVER reveal the dark side of alcoholism with any consistency or show GRAPHIC pictures of the results of alcohol related auto accidents and violence. Much of the blood and misery directly related to abuse of alcohol is on their hands whether they want to believe it or not and of course THEY DO NOT WANT TO BELIEVE IT!
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