Liquor Store Stops Selling Cheap Spirits To Curb Alcohol Abuse Among At-Risk Groups

September 24, 2014 9:49 PM

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One California city is trying to rein in alcohol abuse among its vulnerable populations, including homeless people, teens and addicts.

Mayor Gary Phillips of San Rafael is using a local store to test if eliminating liquor sold cheaply and in large quantities -- varieties he claims are most popular among homeless customers struggling with substance abuse -- would help stop the prevalence of public drunkenness, an issue spawning comp...

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