Alcoholism & Addiction

States Consider Abolishing Alcohol ‘Blue Laws’ to Boost Coffers

So-called “blue laws” may soon be abolished in several states across the country. The laws, which limit the sale of liquor on Sundays, were originally part of a religious ordinance to reserve Sunday as a day of rest. But critics say removal of weekend restrictions will create a significant boost in revenue and taxes and will keep customers from having to cross states lines to buy alcohol. Opening the limits for...

Alcohol Sale Sites Impact Rates of Violence

Is there a correlation between violence and the number of alcohol sales sites? According to two Indiana University professors, this correlation not only exists, the highest assault rates are associated with carry-out sites selling alcohol for consumption off-site. These findings were presented in a recent Science Daily release. Department of Criminal Justice professor William Alex Pridemore and Department of...

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