Timeline: Moments in Sobriety

A brief history of America's fixation on getting sober.

Thursday, December 01, 2011

The "drunk-o-meter" (precursor to the Breathalyzer) is invented.

The Lost Weekend, starring Ray Milland as a desperate alcoholic, wins four Oscars, including Best Picture.

Hazelden, which will later count Eric Clapton, Melanie Griffith, and Liza Minnelli among its guests, opens in Center City, Minnesota, employing a hard-nosed approach to rehab.

Left: Ray Milland in The Lost Weekend.

Credit: Everett
Subscribe to Details
Subscribe to Details
Newsletter Sign Up
  • Get the latest in men's style, grooming, diet, fitness and pop-culture trends every Wednesday. See Sample
  • Get the most popular articles, blog posts, and slideshows of the past week every Saturday. See Sample
I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its User Agreement, and Privacy Policy.
Powered By ZergNet
Subscribe to Details

Daily Newsletter

Get the latest in men's style, grooming, health, and pop-culture news every day.
Will be in accordance with our Privacy Policy