What could you get from drinking till you drop? Happiness, contentment or escape? But what about the long-term impact of drinking alcoholic beverages. Drinking a glass and another glass won’t solve the problem yet it will damage a part of your body. The sugar content of liquors will affect those with high sugar level or prone to getting diabetes. The government saw that people have been drinking it out of habit and even the young ones are already trying it out. Hence, they created and passed several laws that will help in neutralizing people’s cravings to drink unreasonably. These laws are listed in this infographic by Pure Detox.
1. In 1919, liquor manufacturers were mandated not to produce and sell any alcoholic beverages. This was called the prohibition era and it was imposed on a national level. However, some people can’t just stay away from the habit they have developed for themselves and drinking is one of that. At some point, even if they already have an illness, drinking would continue because it has been part of their system. This is an indication of addiction. That’s why children should not be exposed to adults drinking alcoholic beverages.
2. As a result of the prohibition, instead of positive results, this movement from the government led to the creation of organized crimes. People are now willing to buy alcoholic drinks even from illegal sources. This became a lucrative investment for those who are in the underground economy. The bottom line was that the bill previously aimed at eliminating the manufacturing and selling of liquors was not successful. That’s why the 18th Amendment in 1933 was made.
3. Another Act was made on July 17, 1984. This was called the Minimum Drinking Age Act. This would at least prohibit youth under the age of 21 to drink liquor. At first, the legal age to buy was 18. But this act raised it to 21. At this age level, a person would already be responsible for his actions. The choice of drinking or not will be consciously done and not simply because of peer pressure. All of the 50 states followed the legal purchase age of 21. However, this was not implemented in other US territories including Puerto Rico. Also, US Virgin Islands retained the minimum legal purchase age of 18.
4. In 2013, the governors of Mississippi and Alabama signed a bill that legalized home brewing of beer and wine. Was this a good move? This may get a positive response from consumers but it is just promoting the consumption of alcoholic beverages. Some organizations would think that because of this bill some children would be exposed to drinking alcohol at an early age.
5. Though the states only allow home brewing of up to 100 gallons per adult or equivalent to 200 gallons for every household with two adults, it will not negate the fact that kids could be tempted to try it out for themselves. Drinking alcoholic beverages do no good to the body, but why can’t you just drink water or other drinks that will improve your health?
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