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Proposal: Alcoholism

This issue is important because I am certain that a healthy chunk of Cumberland's population is has been and knows someone who is/has struggled with booze.

The Issue

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ruins familiesMORE

my grandfather wasn't the nicest person when he drank, he doesn't anymore thankfully, but he left my father and two of my  uncles scarred.

ruins livesMORE

i know of at least 2 people that were once good people but alcohol changed them, one hurt themselves and lost his job and turned to drinking, now he's always drunk, and the other started with drinking but turned to other drugs, there was a time that he did nothing but drink, he didn't eat, except maybe some crackers at most.

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I'm a 20 year old man from the town of Cumberland, MD who hasn't really decided on what to do in life, leaning towards video editing or game design.

mason greise
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Long-term solutions MORE
  1. Three-strike system: 1st strike Warning, 2nd strike Mandatory rehab, can't leave till you're clean, 3rd strike Prison time
  2. Another attempt at prohibition

Short-term solutionsMORE
  1. Raise prices of alcohol
  2. Make detox more widely available
  3. Limit the days booze can be sold 
  4. Raise the tax on alcohol
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Rate of alcoholism will dropMORE

I expect alcoholism to drop slowly but it won't stop it completely; there will always be those who don't want to be helped.

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