By Hunter Hines Christian Action League May 6, 2022 Until recently, if someone bought an alcoholic beverage at a restaurant or some other place where on-premises consumption was allowed, the patron would have to drink it inside the establishment. However, a new law allows for what’s called “Social Districts,” where people may stroll outside of […]
Rehabilitation Centers Across the Country Swamped with Patients
By L.A. Williams Christian Action League April 21, 2022 While life for many Americans seems to be slowly returning to normal more than two years into the Covid pandemic, rehabilitation centers across the country say they’re swamped with patients who fell prey to alcohol during the period marked by stress and social isolation. Dr. Alta […]
April is Alcohol Awareness Month in NC: Should it Only Be About Drinking Responsibly?
By Rev. Mark Creech Christian Action League April 14, 2022 This week Governor Roy Cooper declared April 2022 as Alcohol Awareness Month in North Carolina. The Governor said, “It’s important for people to know the dangers of misusing alcohol. Alcohol Awareness Month is an opportunity for families to have honest conversations about underage drinking and […]
Pandemic: U.S. Alcohol Related Deaths Jump by 25.5%. N.C. Up by 18%.
By L.A. Williams Christian Action League March 23, 2022 Not only have Americans been drinking more during the Covid-19 pandemic, but more Americans are dying alcohol-related deaths. A January study showed excessive drinking had risen by 21 percent since Covid began. Now, new research shows an even larger 25.5 percent jump in alcohol-related deaths during […]
Research Now Confirms: The Idea Moderate Drinking Promotes Health Indefensible
By Pam Blume Christian Action League March 18, 2022 Brain damage from alcohol consumption may be more extensive than previously thought. Previous studies have indicated a link between brain atrophy and heavy alcohol consumption, but there has been conflicting evidence on whether light-to-moderate drinking has the same effect. In a March 4, 2022 article in […]
Russian Vodka Ban or American Energy Independence: Which is More Important?
By M.H. Cavanaugh Christian Action League March 2, 2022 Alcohol policy is a signature issue for the Christian Action League and has been for three-quarters of a century. Anytime something consequential happens regarding alcohol sales or marketing, the CAL keeps Christians who share its concerns informed. However, this news story is about a certain kind […]
John Locke Program Shows Driving Force Behind Push to Deregulate Alcohol Policies
By L.A. Williams Christian Action League February 11, 2022 An hourlong telecast critical of the state’s Alcoholic Beverage Control System released Monday by the John Locke Foundation gave a small peek into some big plans that could have devastating effects on the lives of some North Carolinians. “This program clearly shows the driving forces behind […]
Salutary Effects of Drinking are Starting to Change
By Rev. Mark Creech Christian Action League January 28, 2022 My pastor friend is an excellent and faithful leader. We grew up together and graduated from the same High School. He pastored a well-known and historic church in Western North Carolina. At his invitation, I preached there and spent time with him and his wife. […]
Jesus Rescued Me from Alcohol
By Mark Perko Christian Action League January 5, 2022 I took my last sip of an alcoholic beverage 40 years ago. The seven years preceding this, I will never get back. My journey began at age sixteen when my best friend convinced me to help him drink a six-pack of beer he had stolen from […]
Alcohol and the Holidays: Called to Intemperance?
By Rev. Mark Creech Christian Action League December 17, 2021 Christmas and New Year celebrations are the time of year, which for many, poses a significant risk for problematic drinking. The results can be disastrous. Alcohol is intertwined with so many of our holiday activities. There can be steady nudges from loved ones and friends […]