"Alcohol is the most used substance by youth and adults in the United States. According to the National Institute of Health’s 2020 Monitoring the Future Survey, 55.3% of high school seniors used alcohol in the past year. Results of the 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), demonstrated that 85.6 percent of people ages 18 or older reported that they drank alcohol at some point in their lifetime; 69.5 percent reported that they drank in the past year; 54.9 percent reported that they drank in the past month. In 2019, 25.8 percent of people ages 18 or older reported that they engaged in binge drinking in the past month; 6.3 percent reported that they engaged in heavy alcohol use in the past month. Alcohol is the third leading cause of preventable death in the United States. About 95,000 Americans die from alcohol-related causes each year." - Partners in Prevention https://pipnj.org/aam2021/
Kwik Trip wasted no time in closing their Stop-N-Go and laundromat location on the near East side of Madison after the Madison City Council denied them an alcohol license in a fairly close vote. Kwik Trip stated that it would not be able to afford the operation of the post office, laundromat and convenience store without being able to sell beer and wine. The location is now for sale and the neighborhood hopefully will find a way to replace what Kwik Trip left behind, which is now just an empty storefront and parking lot.
About this blog
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, with a background in addiction counseling living in Madison, Wisconsin. I created this blog to raise awareness about drinking culture, alcohol outlet density, alcohol policy, alcohol dependence and risks.