Alcohol Awareness Month
Alcohol has been part of the tapestry of human life for thousands of years. Fermented beverages date back to China from around 7,000 B.C. Time has brought nearly every civilization and culture “a drink” which down the road turned into extreme consumption. For example, in the eighteenth century gin consumption reached eighteen million gallons in Britain, lighting alcoholism on fire. The nineteenth century brought a push to moderate consumption, leading to prohibition in the U.S. in the twentieth century. However, the illegal making and selling of alcohol boomed and by 1933 prohibition came to an end.