She was fifteen, ready to party, and got so drunk she passed out. When she finally woke up she knew something was terribly wrong. Her vagina was throbbing with pain. Looking down, she was horrified to see pen drawings on her abdomen with arrows pointing downward. The next school day, there was a hushed group […]
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No father ever loved his son more than Tito did Daniel. Strong as that love was, it wasn’t strong enough to keep Tito from drinking himself to death, leaving Daniel an orphan at ten years of age. Everyone agreed Tito was a wonderful man, husband, father, and worker. He drank a fair amount, exclusively beer, […]
It has been several weeks since Michael Douglas announced that he has advanced throat cancer. The media buzz has faded and Michael is left to his five per week radiation treatments and living with the fear that he has a deadly disease. Michael has squamous cell carcinoma of the throat which has spread to lymph […]
While all you read in the media is glowing reports of the health benefits of alcohol, the scientific data, buried on the back pages of medical journals, continues to incriminate alcohol as a killer. In a recent article in Stroke: a Journal of the American Heart Association, investigators reported that people with high blood pressure […]
Rip Torn, 79-year-old Emmy winning actor, had his request for probation denied following a January, 2010 break in of a Connecticut bank. He allegedly broke into the bank after a night of drinking. He was carrying a gun and stated later that he mistook the bank for his nearby home because they looked alike. At […]
Thank you for taking the time to stop by! In the future, I will divide my posts into two categories: Sobering Truth Facts and Booze in the News. Sobering Truth Facts will describe new medical or sociological studies on alcohol as well as historical facts of interest. In addition, we’ll cover political and governmental issues […]