Something needed to be done to mask the taste of bootleg alcohol that could include ingredients ranging from dead rats to wood tar.
Boarded up pubs are becoming a common sight, and it's having a real impact on rural village life.
Seasoned pubgoers will know that there are some ways to get served more quickly than the other drinkers.
A sociologist dressed men of different races in the same clothes – and then dispatched them to nightclubs across Texas to see what would happen.
Responsible Service of Alcohol laws should be coupled with public discussion that encourages people to take responsible for their own drinking behaviour.