Bob Curley wrote an interesting article on the Join Together website about the influence the addiction community has had over big corporations and corporate responsibility. Curley sites Anheuser-Busch’s recent decision to stop selling the controversial alcoholic energy drink, Spykes, as an example. (Read more about Spykes in Anheuser-Busch’s Marketing and Labeling of Alcoholic Energy Drink, Spykes, Causes Controversy.) He also notes that the addiction community needs to proceed with caution in case of backlash from the alcohol industry and its allies in Congress, as many of its members rely on federal funds.
Read the article in its entirety: Addiction Community’s Influence Over Corporate Responsibility Grows
Join Together leads initiatives to help communities respond to the harms caused by excessive alcohol and drug use and provides free internet services supporting their efforts. You can learn more by visiting JoinTogether.org.