Response to North-American Interfraternity Conference’s New Alcohol Policy By Distilled Spirits Council Interim CEO Clarkson Hine

The North-American Interfraternity Conference is to be commended for taking steps to address alcohol abuse among fraternity members, but to be effective, policies should treat all forms of alcohol equally. While well-intentioned, implementing a policy that bans distilled spirits products while continuing to permit beer and wine is misguided and not supported by the science.  […]

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American Heart Association Journal: Moderate Alcohol Consumption One of Five Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors That Could Significantly Improve Longevity

A new study published in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation confirms that moderate alcohol consumption is one of five healthy lifestyle behaviors that could help people live longer. The study found those who consumed alcohol in moderation had a lower risk of all-cause mortality and cardiovascular disease deaths than those who did not drink.

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Leading Government Survey Does Not Support Claims That Alcohol Use Disorder is on the Rise in the United States

Washington, D.C. – The Distilled Spirits Council today issued the following statement in response to claims published in JAMA Psychiatry that suggest alcohol use disorder is on the rise in the United States. “While any amount of alcohol abuse is too much, the claims published in JAMA Psychiatry do not comport with findings of the […]

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