September 15, 2009

When Will Responsible Drinking Be 'En Vogue'?

At this point, nearly every major news outlet has published the news: women are getting more DUIs and men are getting less.

You can read about it here, here, here, and here.

Each story reaches a different conclusion as to the hows and whys behind this new trend. Los Angeles "mommy blogger" and self-proclaimed recovering alcoholic Stefanie Wilder-Taylor thought like many that she was a part of a new wave of moms asserting their ability to have small kids and still be hip and cool with a cosmopolitan in hand.

It seems that for women a glass of wine is the ultimate accessory and attempts to drink responsibly are passé.

MADD mom Misty Moyse recalled that at one wine-infused party for new parents at the school her children attended, she stood up and asked the group if anyone needed a designated driver.

"Boy, that was a real party killer," she said. I am sure it was. After all, being a responsible drinker is so last year.

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