1. There has always been debate, since the beginning of this country, about what kind of controls and regulations should be placed on alcohol, such as drinking ages, “blue laws” that limit sales on Sundays, etc. Do you think alcohol is adequately controlled/regulated in the United States? Would tighter controls result in a decrease in alcoholism, alcohol abuse, drunk-driving accidents, etc.? Why or why not?
2. What do you think are the most important contributing factors to alcohol abuse?
3. Do you think the “French Paradox” and the idea that there may be some health benefits from alcohol that was so prevalent in the media has had a negative or positive effect? Do you think it encouraged people to drink who might not have done so before?
3. It is no doubt that alcoholism is perhaps the most common form of drug abuse in many parts of the world today. Considered by many as a social beverage, alcohol is popular and considered by its users as pleasant, relaxing and comforting in times of distress. However, what the users of alcohol do