Wine and drunkenness in ancient Rome (dissertation)

Damien Martin, "When to Say When--Wine and Drunkenness in Roman Society," (Ph.D. dissertation, University of Missouri, 2010).

Posted by David Fahey on September 30, 2010 at 12:41 PM in Alcoholism, Italy, Wine | Permalink

1830's Temperance Rally, 1pm, Sunday, August 1, 2010, at the Historic Village at Allaire, NJ

About an hour from both NYC and Philadelphia, just outside of Farmingdale, NJ, there will be a full scale temperance rally that includes a meeting of the Howell [Iron] Works Temperance Society, a Ladies' Temperance Tea and Social, and rousing speeches. Everyone is invited to this free event (parking $5). 

And, yes, that most utilized 'recovery program' of all time - Taking the Pledge - will be handed out in print and read out loud all together by those who so choose, whether it be for rhetorical or life changing purposes. Here is the link. (repeated at 2:30pm)

Posted by Dave Trippel on June 30, 2010 at 02:18 PM in Alcoholism, Temperance | Permalink

Commonplace books and surrendered masculinity in AA (article)

Trysh Travis, "'Handles to Hang on to Our Sobriety': Commonplace Books and Surrendered Masculinity in Alcoholics Anonymous," Men and Masculinities 12 (October 2009): 201-224.

Posted by David Fahey on March 26, 2010 at 07:08 PM in AA Research, Alcoholism | Permalink

Growing alcohol abuse in American military

The US Army is recruiting hundreds more substance-abuse counsellors to deal with alcohol abuse, a problem that with two wars has grown since 2001.  More more, see here.

Posted by David Fahey on February 10, 2010 at 07:37 AM in Alcoholism, United States | Permalink

Alcohol-related deaths have more than doubled in Britain in the last sixteen years

Not surprisingly men are more than twice as likely as women to suffer alcohol-related deaths.  What may be surprising in that managerial and professional men drink more than manual workers.  For more, see here.

Posted by David Fahey on January 28, 2010 at 08:06 PM in Alcohol (general), Alcoholism, Britain | Permalink

Drunkenness and the Irish question in Liverpool (article)

David Beckingham, "The Irish Question and the Question of Drunkenness: Catholic Loyalty in Nineteenth-Century Liverpool," Irish Geography 42/2 (July 2009): 125-144.  1861-1873.  Includes Father James Nugent's Catholic Total Abstinence League.  Based on his Cambridge doctoral dissertation (2009), "The Regulation of Drunkenness in Nineteenth-Century Liverpool."  See also his article "Geographies of Drink Culture in Liverpool: Lessons from the Drink Capital of Nineteenth-Century England," Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy 15/3 (2008): 305-313.

Posted by David Fahey on January 14, 2010 at 08:51 PM in Alcoholism, Britain, Ireland, Temperance | Permalink

Alcohol abuse in antebellum Philadelphia (article)

Matthew Warner Osborn, "A Detestable Shrine: Alcohol Abuse in Antebellum Philadelphia," Journal of the Early Republic 29/1 (2009): 101-190.  Osborn also wrote a Roy Porter Memorial Essay, "Diseased Imaginations: Constructing Delerium Tremens in Philadelphia, 1813-1832,"Social History of Medicine 19/2 (August, 2006): 191-208.

Posted by David Fahey on November 24, 2009 at 06:13 PM in Alcoholism, United States | Permalink

Digitized 1884-1901 Proceedings of the Society for the Study and Cure of Inebriety

The Society for the Study of Addiction has made available online these proceedings of it's progenitor. Here is the link.

Posted by Dave Trippel on September 1, 2009 at 10:09 PM in Alcoholism, Libraries and Archives | Permalink

Alcoholism and the search for morality in Jamaica (article)

Brian L. Moore and Michle A. Johnson, "'Drunk and Disorderly': Alcoholism and the Search for 'Morality' in Jamaica, 1865-1920," Journal of Caribbean History 42/2 (2008): 155-186. 

Posted by David Fahey on August 11, 2009 at 06:52 PM in Alcoholism, Jamaica | Permalink

Novelists who sober up

Instead of looking at hard-drinking novelists, this article looks at novelists who have sobered up.

Posted by David Fahey on July 29, 2009 at 07:37 AM in Alcoholism | Permalink