Well, here are two happy trends.
Forbes.com reports that the U.S. spirits industry is producing more and garnering more revenue. The upward trends have continued for a decade. (Read more at http://www.forbes.com/sites/greatspeculations/2016/06/15/what-is-the-state-of-the-u-s-distilled-spirits-market/#62d2e37a6f78)
And a Centers for Disease Control survey shows teen drinking is down. (See full study and data at http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/data/yrbs/results.htm)