Powdered Alcohol Worries State Lawmakers

palcoholYou know you’re dealing with a controversial product, when states are moving to ban it before it’s even on the market. Well, it’s happening with palcohol, a dried form of alcohol.

A new and innovative product, which turns water into alcohol, palcohol was recently approved by the federal government for sale in the U.S. However, state lawmakers have introduced a bill that would make it illegal to sell, consume or manufacture it in North Carolina.

When mixed with water, one packet is equal to one shot. As a result, some legislators and safety officials are concerned palcohol will entice young people to abuse it by trying to snort the powder, spike someone’s drink, sneak it into public events or even sprinkle it onto food.

However, the creator of the controversial product dismisses those concerns. He maintains palcohol was designed to make drinking easy and convenient for people with active lifestyles. After all, he says, who wants to lug around a big bottle when they are boating or camping?

Many say it is ironic the just-add-water concoctions are making headlines during April, which marks the kickoff of National Alcohol Awareness Month.

Alcohol Abuse Statistics

Alcohol abuse is an issue that affects many lives.

  • According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, one in every 12 adults suffers from alcohol abuse or dependence.
  • According to officials 88,000 deaths, annually are attributed to excessive alcohol use.

North Carolina DUI accidents can have life-changing effects on the victims and their loved ones. Alcohol-related collisions can leave drivers and passengers with severe injuries.

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