“Dry January” articles in my local newspaper today:
Dr. Richard Friedman addresses “wine moms”, depression and anxiety and acohol, how wine disturbs sleep.
Naomi Ishisaka points out that alcohol related deaths from 1999 to 2017 grew 85% among women compared to 35% among men.
Not throwing rocks —I wrote this article several years ago:
CHATEAU LOW RENT
I wasn’t a good drinker. Not that I didn’t drink a lot, I just didn’t handle it well. Some do, some don’t.
So I quit years ago.
As a non-drinker you have some advantages, some disadvantages. One of the things I’ve observed is a shift in the beverages consumed. And the consumers.
When I left the “participant” category, hard booze and cocktails were in large part consumed by males. Boone’s Farm and Lake Country Red were about all I knew about wine.
Maybe Allison Krauss was right: “… you’re drinking whiskey when it should be wine.’
This seems to have happened. And probably for the greater good. More men drink wine today
Are more women drinking too much now? “After the third glass the wine drinks man (woman too?).”
Maybe its because I’m some what of a tightwad, but it bugs me to split a restaurant bill with three 60$ bottles of wine on the tab. Once, after the main meal, I ordered four different desserts. “Trying to even things up”, I threatened. Vetoed again by my Bride.
Many say legalizing pot would be a bad decision : A” gateway” drug that would lead to bigger problems? Have you seen the movie HOW TO MAKE MONEY SELLING DRUGS? No one seems to be getting anywhere toward solving the number of young people jailed on pot charges. Would legal pot take the money out of the criminals hands? Maybe save some salvageable young people. Isn’t it worth a try given current failures? Bet our North Carolina farmers would love it. Plus “sin tax” revenue.
Some of us have trouble with “moderation”, I’m still fighting ice dream and BBQ. Is that a “word to the wise”, Moderation?
Allison again: “He put the bottle to his head and pulled the trigger” (WHISKEY LULLABY).