Our Thinking About Drinking: The Issues Forum

Our Thinking About Drinking: The Issues Forum

An important part of our work on alcohol responsibility is reflected on Our Thinking About Drinking: The Issues Forum, where our perspective and positions on alcohol topics are shared, the opinions of expert contributors are included, and your comments are encouraged.

To learn more about our perspective on alcohol-related issues, please visit Our Thinking About Drinking: The Issues Forum.

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Potential Health Effects of Moderate Alcohol Consumption
Alcohol has been a part of our country’s social traditions and celebrations for centuries. Most adult drinkers are social drinkers, who enjoy moderate alcohol consumption (defined in the U.S. Dietary Guidelines as up to one drink per day for women and up to two drinks per day for men) as a part of a healthy lifestyle. According to the National Institute for Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism...
Jul 27, 2017 7:00 AM ET
Creating a Community for Recovery on College Campuses
Responsible alcohol consumption and prevention are often the focus of outreach and education programs on college campuses. Programs designed to reach students and young people in recovery are often overlooked. Kelsey Hinken—Prevention Coordinator at the Collegiate Recovery Community and MPH student at University of Kentucky, and Tara Moseley—a volunteer at Young People in Recovery (YPR) and...
Nov 14, 2016 10:00 AM ET
Guiding Principles for Responsible Retailing of Beverage Alcohol
Retailers play a critical role in minimizing alcohol-related harm. By enforcing applicable laws and best practices at the point of sale, they represent the face of the industry toward consumers and have the opportunity to help solve problems, influence the choices consumers make, and contribute to their local economy and community.   ...
May 13, 2016 10:30 AM ET
Long-term Residential Treatment Provides Freedom from Addiction
“Volunteers of America saved my life.” “Volunteers of America gave me hope.” “Volunteers of America helped me be ‘me’ again.” “Volunteers of America gave me my mom back.” These are the sentiments we often hear at the graduation ceremonies for the young, brave men and women and their children completing our addiction recovery programs. It is a humbling experience to...
Feb 17, 2016 12:30 PM ET
New Study Links Uber to Decrease in Drunk Driving Deaths
Each day, nearly 30 deaths are attributed to alcohol-related motor vehicle accidents in the United States. The issue is an enormous public health problem, putting both drivers and innocent bystanders at risk. However, while drunk driving regulations in many states have been effective in lowering incidences of drunk driving deaths, other factors in preventing drunk driving, such as the emerging...
Jan 7, 2016 4:15 PM ET