Is Drinking Alcohol Ever Any Good For Your Health?

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    Wow! Sad story. I was only mocking right winger in jest. Didn't mean for it getting personal at all. My apologies, mam.
     
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    Bless your parents for caring for them, rwer. Back then stats were few and far between to assist foster parents of kids whose parents were alcoholics. I can imagine the pain your parents went through watching this repetition of history, when people didn't know how great the risk is to children of one or both parents alcoholism.
     
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    Do you mean drinking too much alcohol could lead to alcoholism which is a disease? One can beat alcoholism as a disaese, but it is not easy. One has to quit alcohol entirely. Or is that a myth that one drink undoes everything they have worked towards? One drink and they are back to being alcoholic again destroying lives and their families.
     
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    Forgotten. :thup:
     
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    Yep. Being drunk in public is the easiest thing for a cop to take you in on. It's not like they have to arrest and book someone for a charge unless they decide to go for dui. They'll have your car towed and impounded. You have to park in a residential area or someplace out of the way where there isn't much traffic to get over it. The times I had to do it, I was fortunate not to be caught. One time, I agreed to go drinking with someone from work which I thought meant going to a bar. However, he went to a liquor store to get a bottle and we parked somewhere scenic, but with not too many people. We talked in my car for a couple of hours until we finished and then he got in his car and drove home. I couldn't drive worth beans and had to sleep it off right there. It was still light as we had finished a swing shift. Was surprised it was 2 am in the morning when I woke up. Wont't do that again.
     
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    I agree except it's legal. I may trade making some alcohol illegal for legalizing marijuana. It's tough to draw the line. Maybe at 80 proof? Except I don't think that it will help much. Prohibition just forced it to go underground.
     
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    BTW - great story. You're a definite unsung hero!

    Much respect from the Pale Orc.
     
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    No alcoholism is not a disease in and of itself. An alcoholic should not even have one which leads to another. What a drug and smoking addiction leaves behind is the disease,

    Alcoholism

    self perpetuating behavior leads to diseases and conditions.
     
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    Well, fortunately, it is illegal to drive under the influence of mind-altering substances including alcohol. Unfortunately, committed drinkers drive under the influence anyhow.

    From the CDC:

    How big is the problem?
    • In 2016, 10,497 people died in alcohol-impaired driving crashes, accounting for 28% of all traffic-related deaths in the United States.1
    • Of the 1,233 traffic deaths among children ages 0 to 14 years in 2016, 214 (17%) involved an alcohol-impaired driver.1
    • In 2016, more than 1 million drivers were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or narcotics.3 That’s one percent of the 111 million self-reported episodes of alcohol-impaired driving among U.S. adults each year (figure below).
    • Drugs other than alcohol (legal and illegal) are involved in about 16% of motor vehicle crashes.4
    • Marijuana use is increasing and 13% of nighttime, weekend drivers have marijuana in their system.5
    • Marijuana users were about 25% more likely to be involved in a crash than drivers with no evidence of marijuana use, however other factors–such as age and gender–may account for the increased crash risk among marijuana users.4
    • Impaired Driving: Get the Facts | Motor Vehicle Safety | CDC Injury Center
     
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    Yeah. Did it myself back in the day. Long before every parked car was "suspicious".
    My dad in the early 70's crashed his car drunk and the cop gave him a ride home. Figured the wreck was his punishment. Happened to his buddy too. As long as you didn't kill anyone, all was good.
    Too many close calls when I was young and stupid.
     
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