Why alcohol is prohibited?
- From: "SHOES THROWER" <truth_stands_out@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2011 22:58:02 +0300
Why alcohol is prohibited?
Alcohol is a leading factor in 68 percent of manslaughters, 62 percent of assaults, 54 percent of murders and attempted murders, 48 percent of robberies and 44 percent of burglaries. Two-thirds of child abuse cases are alcohol-related as are 72 percent of rape cases. Booze is a factor in all drinking driving arrests and leads to all the injuries and deaths associated with them. Alcohol is the leading cause of death for 16 year old.
A Sobering Approach to Crime-Fighting
LOS ANGELES TIMES, May 12, 1994
The bare facts of the correlation between crimes and alcohol were recently displayed in a study by Day One, a local substance abuse group, and Pasadena police. The study looked at crime during two two-week periods in 1990-`91 and 1993. It found a strong correlation between crime and alcohol. The study showed that half of all arrests in the city involved alcohol, with 100 percent of homicide arrests involving alcohol. Sixty percent of rape cases and more than half of all domestic assaults involved alcohol.
"Why are Pasadena teen-agers drinking so much?"
PASADENA STAR NEWS, May 4, 1993
A column by Fran Newman in the Pasadena(Ca) Star News makes these points about teens and alcohol:
Alcohol is the leading cause of death for 16 year olds.
Other alcohol-related problems include teen suicide, pregnancy, drop-out, rape, and other violent crimes.
School-based curriculum programs alone have little affect.
3 "Russian Drinking Culture"
Reuters March 9
A "macho drinking culture" is killing thousands of Russian men each year, Reuters reported March 9. Over consumption of vodka and sometimes poisonous home-brews have increased sharply after the collapse of a mid-1980s attempt by the government to curb alcohol consumption, the British Medical Journal reported. The Russian death rate increased dramatically between 1987 to 1992, with prominent increases in deaths from poisoning and trauma. Researchers believe both of these increases are related to alcohol consumption.
Alcoholism and Early Death
October 27 1995
Alcoholism can cut your lifespan by as many as 20 years, UPI reported Oct.27 1995. Researchers from Washington University in St. Louis followed a group of 259 men and women over a 20-year period and found that periods of heavy drinking caused many people who were treated for alcoholism to die in their 50s instead of living a normal span of 70 years or more. The average age of death for study participants was 56. Risk factors for men included cirrhosis of the liver and living single, while binge drinking was a major risk factor for women.
Economist Links Beer Price, Death Rate Date:
Journal of Research on Adolescence. July 1994
Economist Michael Goldman told a National Public Radio audience July 1 that a 10-cent increase in the beer tax could save the lives of 350 teenagers per year. Another researcher, Philip Cook, found that teens who grew up in states with high beer tax were more likely to graduate from college, NPR reported.
Alcohol-related crashes in Illinois reported
July 19 1995.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) data show that 42.2 percent of the 1,554 highway deaths recorded in 1994 were alcohol-related.
9. "Drunk Driving Booms In Eastern Germany," SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, July 28, 1993
In the old East German state it was illegal to drive with any alcohol in your blood. But in the unified Germany, the limit is 0.8 milliliters per liter of blood. The loosening of restrictions in the east has led to an explosion in the number of alcohol-related car crashes. Increasing numbers of German legislators are calling for lowering the intoxication limit to 0.5 milliliter. Some from E. Germany want to go back to zero.
Booze And Crime
USA TODAY, May 4, 1994
Let's talk about crime. Let's talk about alcohol. Now, let's talk about them together. Alcohol is a leading factor in 68 percent of manslaughters, 62 percent of assaults, 54 percent of murders and attempted murders, 48 percent of robberies and 44 percent of burglaries. Two-thirds of child abuse cases are alcohol-related as are 72 percent of rape cases. Booze is a factor in all drinking driving arrests and leads to all the injuries and deaths associated with them. Gartner's facts are from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence.
And list goes on. So you be the judge.
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