From the April 1981 magazine.

About Alcoholism - Alcoholism Information, Research and Treatment

Dishonesty Discovered!

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Americans say they drink only about half as much alcohol as they apparently consume, according to NIAAA's [National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism] chief epidemiologist. In national household surveys, respondents reported drinking an average of about one-half ounce of alcohol per day. Yet beverage-sales data for the period studied reveal that they actually purchased the equivalent of nearly a full ounce per person, per day, reported Dr. Charles Kaelber.

-- The Big Issue

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