Alcohol During and After Prohibition


DURING THE PROHIBITION ERA (1919-1933):

  • Crime decreased 54%
  • The death rate, due to liquor, decreased 43%
  • 97 of the 98 Keeley Alcoholics Clinics closed for lack of patients
  • Insanity decreased 66%
  • All 60 Neil Cure Clinics closed for lack of patients afflicted with alcoholism

AFTER PROHIBITION WAS ABOLISHED:

  • Drunkenness increased 350%
  • Some 50% of all traffic accidents are alcohol-related
  • There are over 10 million alcoholics today
  • Of this number, 3.5 million are 14-17 years of age
  • Crime has spiraled until it is now rampant