Prohibition Paradox

July 15, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

Alcohol still gets credit for close to 90,000 deaths every year– more than other drugs, even in the middle of an epidemic.

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Secondhand Drinking

July 11, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

It can be flagrant or subtle, but damage it will be. Sadly, the drinker is usually the last one to become aware of it. In fact, many never do.

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About Drinking and Smoking

December 20, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

We will have to deal with electronic smoking, which has exploded among young people even as cigarette use has declined.

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About Those Blackouts…

October 25, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

Of course, the drinker isn’t aware of having entered a blackout. Far as they’re concerned, things are proceeding as normal.

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Alcohol Isn’t a Health Food

September 20, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

More likely the hope is to increase awareness of the risks, and encourage drinkers to limit consumption.

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Who’s Looking Out for You?

June 7, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

Sometimes powerful business leaders sound like drunk drivers or corner drug dealers. Rationalizing, externalizing, minimizing…

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When Alcohol Pays for Research

May 3, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

After all, you can’t afford to stop selling it. That’s not how you get promoted. What you need is science that seems to confirm your biases.

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Forgotten But Not Gone: Other Highs

March 5, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

There’s an ongoing search among users for ways to either improve the high (which escalating tolerance threatens to steal away) or suppress the withdrawal symptoms.

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Alcohol Tax Cut

January 22, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

…those users have fewer resources to pay for healthcare and legal problems that often result from more drinking. So who picks up the tab?

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Another Turn of the Cycle

July 24, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

Of course, we still lose several hundred thousand people annually. But that’s actually progress.

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