Alcohol Safety &
early civilizations had alcoholic drinks. Certainly as early as 4000 B.C. there
were alcoholic drinks being produced in Mesopotamia, Egypt, India and China.
The Greeks and Phoenicians traded wine around the Mediterranean, while the
Romans spread the art of growing and farming grape-bearing vines. Benedictine
monks experimented with distilling wine around the time of the Crusades.
spirits, wine and beer are consumed in almost every culture, but their use is
carefully scrutinized because of potential dangers associated with their abuse.
There has been a wealth of medical research on the effects of alcohol
consumption - on the individual, family and society - and information on these
studies is available through many public and private organizations. A number of
these are listed below, with links to their respective websites: