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Common personality traits of alcoholics include anxiety or fear, perfectionism, self-pity, low self-esteem and shame, according to The Alcoholism Guide. Other common characteristics are feelings of guilt, a low tolerance... More »

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The 18th Amendment, the prohibition of the manufacture, sale and distribution of alcohol, was caused by the widespread belief that the consumption of alcohol was deteriorating Americans' health, lowering productivity and... More »

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