Is alcohol good or bad? You've probably heard a lot of conflicting things about alcohol. Messages about the substance, some pro, some con, are continually pumped at us through the media, from friends and from our parents. Perhaps you've heard it condemned, but you've also seen advertisements that sing its praises as one of the greatest pleasures in life. On the movie screen you've seen the strong, silent hero down glass after glass of whiskey to drown his sorrow. You've probably also seen drunks portrayed as happy-go-lucky, comical characters. Then there are the elegant toasts, the skid row winos, the intimate drinks with arms intertwined, the horrendous car wrecks caused by drunk drivers.
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