Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Benefits to Drinking Alcohol?

I recently came across an article about the merging of two government research organizations (NIAAA, National Institute for Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and NIDA, National Institute on Drug Abuse) and whether or not it would be beneficial.

It seems that the argument is based on what the alcohol industry wants us to hear.  It is plainly obvious that current drug laws have a "historical and cultural bias" being that drugs are bad and alcohol is socially acceptable.

So now the alcohol backers are feeling discriminated against?  You don't want alcohol in the same boat as drugs?  Why not?  Currently both organizations research nicotine.

Alcoholism is a disease and alcohol itself is widely considered a gateway drug.  Can we not research the negative affects?  More light needs to be shed on this issue.

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