Marketing alcohol to children and those who have a history of addiction is not a new phenomenon. But a Milwaukee company, Drink Wisconsibly, has now made it into a joke, as well as a bar, novelty store and brand that includes its very own beverage company. You can also order a Brandy infused slushy from their location across the street from the taxpayer funded Fiserv Forum and home of the Milwaukee Bucks.
The RAND Corporation and the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism have released a new report showing a dramatic increase in symptoms of depression and anxiety as well as an increase in the frequency and amount of alcohol consumed.
In an amazingly stunning move, the Tavern League of Wisconsin sued the State of Wisconsin over recently imposed rules regarding seating capacity at restaurants and bars, as well as other types of businesses. While they were initially successful and bought some bars that were not in compliance a few days' reprieve, their lawsuit has (as of now) been overruled.
About this blog
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, with a background in addiction counseling living in Madison, Wisconsin. I created this blog to raise awareness about drinking culture, alcohol outlet density, alcohol policy, alcohol dependence and risks.