Data Shows Inceased Drinking During Holidays

Published: 12/06/2011

DENVER (PRNewswire) — Newly released data that looks at the drinking patterns of more than 200,000 criminal offenders monitored for alcohol consumption shows that even when Big Brother is watching, drinking increases during the holidays.

According to Alcohol Monitoring Systems Inc., the rate of daily violations for offenders monitored with its technology jumps 27 percent between Thanksgiving and Jan. 2. AMS Chairman and CEO Mike Iiams said that the trending highlights how the pressures — and the pleasures — of the holiday season are difficult for everyone.