Guide to Social Activity/Alcohol

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This textbook describes Alcoholic beverages.

  • Alcoholic beverages are illegal in some countries and jurisdictions. In such places, this book is intended for research purposes only.
  • Even if Alcoholic beverages are or become legal somewhere, they might be restricted by the government.
  • The authors of this book accept no liability for the actions of readers, even if these actions involve Alcoholic beverages.
  • Some of the below material is very dangerous.

Alcohol is popular in some parts of the world, despite Prohibition and the problems of alcoholism. Possession and use of alcoholic beverages continues to be illegal in many countries, and heavily regulated in many others.

History edit

Licensing laws have changed on a number of occasions in the United Kingdom. Until the late 1980s, public houses typically opened between 11:00 and 14:30 and then from 18:00 to 23:00. A change in the law in the late 1980s allowed all day opening, that is, between 11:00 and 23:00 except on Sunday. A more recent change has allowed more public houses to request extended licensing hours with the possibility of staying open 24 hours a day. All day opening was a contentious issue with arguments on one side that early closing encouraged binge drinking and resulted in large numbers of drunk people exiting onto the streets simultaneously. A counter argument was that early closing prevented people from becoming more drunk and causing more trouble.

Advantages edit

  • social interaction

Disadvantages edit

External Links edit

For alcoholic beverages edit

  • "beer enthusiasts" from the United Kingdom
  • TODO: link to vendors

Against alcoholic beverages edit

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