Timeline: Moments in Sobriety
A brief history of America's fixation on getting sober.
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.