Uneven or heavy alcohol use predicts divorce

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  • JoeBlow Far East USA, SC
    Feb. 18, 2013 6:30 p.m.

    OK Elcapitan,

    Moderation in all things. It is a saying. You are right, it does not hold true for everything.

    How about this one. Cyanide - in moderation is OK. Nope. Doesn't work there either.

    Truth is that in moderation (actual moderation) alcohol is not unhealthy. Nor is coffee.

    Heck, a nice cigar a couple times a year wont hurt you either.

  • Elcapitan Ivins, UT
    Feb. 18, 2013 3:15 p.m.

    Cancer too a new study discovers. Of course liver disease killed my alcoholic brother in law years ago, and he knew it was his "moderate" daily, if not hourly drinking problem that brought it on.

    Modertation in all things does not always hold true. Think, about it folks before embracing the statement. Moderate abuse, fornication and adultry, cheating, lying, murder, the list goes on.

  • sallyjitterbug Aurora, CO
    Feb. 18, 2013 11:53 a.m.

    I wonder who sponsored this unnecessary study with Government funds???

  • joseywales Park City, UT
    Feb. 18, 2013 11:19 a.m.

    Moderation in ALL things right?

  • Henry Drummond San Jose, CA
    Feb. 18, 2013 11:17 a.m.

    I was somewhat surprised at this story. This is hardly news. Anyone who has had to deal with people who have substance abuse issues are not shocked to find their entire lives are a wreck. There is no question that alcoholism is an trait heavily influenced by genetics. I'm not LDS, but I do not drink because of the history of alcoholism in my family going back several generations. Having said that I have no objections to those who can and do drink responsibly.

  • JoeBlow Far East USA, SC
    Feb. 18, 2013 7:32 a.m.

    Well, let me sum this up.

    Those who drink alcohol to excess have marital problems. Let me guess. They probably also have problems relating to their jobs.

    Those who use alcohol as intended (as most do) suffer no negative side affects when it comes to divorce.

    Here is another conclusion on a study about alcohol use. (published aug 2010) (alcoholism: clinical and experimental research)

    "Controlling only for age and gender, compared to moderate drinkers, abstainers had a more than 2 times increased mortality risk, heavy drinkers had 70% increased risk, and light drinkers had 23% increased risk."

    Moderation appears to be the key to longevity.