What? Sales of liquor are supposed to go up during a recession or periods of other economic unrest. But the American Journal of Medicine is saying that alcohol sales are on the decline, with beer especially getting hit hard.
Researchers examined 50 years of data and found several changes in alcohol intake but no change in alcohol use disorders. Americans are drinking significantly less beer and more wine, while hard liquor use has remained fairly constant. More people now report that they are non-drinkers. People born later in the 20th century drink more moderately than older people. As we age, our individual alcohol consumption goes down.
Complete story, courtesy of Science Blog.
Of course, Anheuser-Busch would beg to differ with the American Journal of Medicine. Pick your poison.