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Articles tagged with 'alcoholism'


Overindulgence leads some drinkers to "take a break" from alcohol

Published Feb. 16, 2013

New Year's resolutions and Lent are popular times of year for people to "take a break" from drinking alcohol. For social drinkers, this might be a healthy choice, but for those who quit to determine if they have a problem or not might need to do more.


Is peer pressure worse for adults?

Published Feb. 13, 2013

Everyone knows about peer pressure for teens. But our culture seems to take in stride the prevalence of peer pressure in the adult world, especially where alcohol is concerned - and especially here in Milwaukee. And those who abstain - for whatever reason - are often seen as just plain strange.


Teen drinking presents a dilemma for some parents

Published Feb. 11, 2013

Whether to allow teens to drink at home is a difficult parental decision and a controversial topic. Although some parents demand absolute abstinence from their teens or pre-teens, others believe that their kids are going to experiment with alcohol whether they forbid it or not.



Published Feb. 22, 2011

I'm no drunkorexic, but I can relate to this. Occasionally, I have been offered a dessert or a second slice of pizza and I said, only half jokingly, "Thanks, but I am saving my caloric intake for beer."


Over-indulgence and bad decisions

Published June 5, 2010

Most of us know what beer goggles are, what coyote ugly means and are all too familiar with drunk dialing. And why shouldn't we? After all we live in one of the drunkest cities or the drunkest depending on which list you've seen. And now that the hot, humid weather has begun to roll in and Summerfest is just around the corner, any day seems like a good day for a drink.


According to test, everyone I know is an alcoholic

Published May 11, 2009

If this test is accurate, then I should notify the fine folks at Johns Hopkins that pretty much everyone I know in Milwaukee under 50 (and some over 50) are alcoholics. But perhaps its logic is a little flawed.


Sunday Sound-off: Do Wisconsinites drink more?

Published Feb. 24, 2008

This week's Sound-off addresses anyone who has moved away from Milwaukee for a period of time. Do you think when Wisconsinites go out socially we drink more?


Motherfest: Do booze and play dates mix?

Published Nov. 13, 2006

Playgroups with cocktails aren't just in Brew City -- liquid play dates continue to uncork all over the country. Are these indulging parents entitled or all wet?