New Research by Rehab 4 Addiction Reveals the 'Myth' of Heavy US Presidential Drinking

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Research Reveals the 'Myth' of Heavy US Presidential Drinking. Rehab 4 Alcoholism is a British addiction helpline service.

I feel this research strengthens US Presidents’ image as positive role models for the nation's youth.

Now that Thanksgiving and Christmas are approaching, we deemed it a good time to conduct research examining the popularity of different alcoholic beverages among US Presidents. The research reveals the overwhelming ‘myth’ of heavy presidential drinking.

Drink popularity

The research reveals whiskey was the most popular alcoholic beverage among US Presidents. In order of popularity, whiskey was followed by wine, beer and then champagne, cider and gin. This research has been transformed into a visually appealing infographic.

The myth of presidential drinking

The research reveals the majority of US presidents were moderate drinkers at best. 19% of presidents were completely teetotal. The research thus reveals the ‘myth’ of presidential alcohol use. Many Americans may believe their past leaders were heavy drinking hard men, when in reality, most US presidents chose to drink very little alcohol. Many elected to drink no alcohol whatsoever.

“I feel this research strengthens US Presidents’ image as positive role models for the nation's youth,” says Oliver Clark, CEO of Rehab 4 Alcoholism. “This research and resulting infographic sends out a simple message to young people: if you wish to get ahead, you must elect not to drink an excessive amount of alcohol. The World Health Organisation says around 3 million deaths occur each year due to alcoholism, or around 6% of all global deaths. Therefore, I feel it is important to cast aside any notion that US Presidents were heavy drinkers.”

About Rehab 4 Alcoholism

Rehab 4 Alcoholism is the brainchild of a UK based Addiction Counsellor and entrepreneur named Oliver Clark. Oliver has battled with alcoholism on two separate occasions. Following a stint in a Scottish rehab centre, Oliver decided to dedicate his time towards helping others battling with alcoholism. Oliver lives in London and frequently gives talks on the subject of alcoholism. He’s been featured at events taking place at colleges, schools and universities around Britain.

Please email Paul at paul(dot)clarke(at)maxwebsolutions(dot)co(dot)uk for the research notes including an Excel file, as some of the research was not included in this infographic due to space limitations.

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