Saturday, January 16, 2010

January 16, 1920, prohibition began in the United States

Prohibition against alcohol began on January 20, 1920 and existed until 1933.

For more the history of this socical policy, click here.

In spite of public misperception, GCASA is not prohibitionist. We put substance abuse on a continuum of use.........abuse...........addiction. A case can sometimes be made for recreational use of substances and activities (like gambling), but there is a line when use becomes abuse (which occurs when the use causes trouble) and addiction which is signaled by compulsive behaviors and withdrawal when the person does not have access to his/her drug or activity of choice.

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