Notes 2-14 Alcoholism in America video

Notes 2-14 Alcoholism in America video - Alcoholism in...

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Alcoholism in America- Video o Hosted by Mike Wallace o 18 th amendment prohibited the sale of Alcohol o Death rate of liver serosis was cut in half o Many Americans in big cities kept drinking- didn’t make consumption illegal o Speak Easies were popular in major cities- illegal bars o Smuggling organizations were run by organized crime because of money-gangs killed over it o Breweries were tough to hide- pay offs became popular o Al Capone made pay-offs all the way up to the mayor himself o Jones Act- made possession of alcohol illegal-the smallest user was as guilty as the largest user o New York city had people march for beer-it would bring in money for the country o Roosevelt wanted the amendment repealed Won the election o 21 st amendment repealed prohibition- was once again legal o As consumption grew so did the problem of treating alcoholics o Treating Alcoholism o Alcoholics Anonymous- formed in 1935- two alcoholics helped each other stay sober who in turn helped others Most alcoholics would not acknowledge the fact that they were
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This note was uploaded on 06/21/2008 for the course SOC 396 taught by Professor Reid during the Spring '08 term at Clemson.

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