alcohol

0 Visualizing the massive toll of an abused drug seldom in the headlines

The legalization of marijuana in Washington and Colorado has been big news around the country and the world. These laws have spawned concerns that they could encourage more youths to use marijuana and lead to increased frequency of impaired driving. On the other hand, civil rights activists have endorsed marijuana…

2 Drunk Continent: How much do Africans really drink?

Erik Hersman Africa, it turns out, is the new frontier for the booze industry. Developing countries plus the right demographics make for the right market opportunity. The major beverage companies know it and they are making a move. The thing is, reported Jessica Hatcher for TIME this month, that Africa…

1 Drunkest countries in the world

The World Health Organization recently did a country-by-country evaluation of alcohol consumption and related health problems. Here is a link to its report Global Status Report on Alcohol and Health 2011. The Huffington Post did its own report on the WHO report, entitled The Drunkest Countries in the World. This…