In the coming weeks and months I will present to you the truth about alcohol like you have never known it before.
I will divide my posts into Sobering Truth Facts and Booze in the News. The former will describe new medical or sociologic studies on alcohol, historical facts of interest, and political and governmental issues relating to alcohol. The latter will keep you up to date on the the ongoing tragedies of alcohol in daily life. We need the former to keep reminding ourselves that the world is wrong for glorifying alcohol, praising its supposed health benefits, and acting like it is not the huge social problem that it is. We need the latter to transform it from the abstract to the concrete, to see the senseless insanity of people making idiots of themselves on a daily basis, and the media’s relish for recording it digitally and in print.
In many ways, this blog will serve to continually update the information presented in my book, The Sobering Truth, and the presentation I made enumerating the health hazards of alcohol called “Informed Consent” which is presented on the DVD of the same name.
If you have children or friends who need to hear this message, send them a link to this blog. When it comes to alcohol it really is true that what you don’t know can kill you.
Jeff Herten, M.D.