Mislabeled Alcohol How many Americans read the calorie label on their soda can, or the ingredient label on their food products? What if those labels turned out to be untrustworthy? A government agency recently found that many alcohol manufacturers are mislabeling alcohol content. What's On An Alcohol Label? In the United States, the government requires certain information to appear on alcoholic beverage labels. According to the Department of the Treasury\u2019s Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) an alcohol label must print the brand name and address (or the address of the importer), the class designation (ale, beer, gin, rum, vodka, etc.), the net contents (how many fluid ounces) and the alcoholic content must be clearly seen. The AAV percentage measures the level of alcohol in a drink. Specifically, it measures the percentage of a drink that is alcoholic. The "proof" of liquor is that percentage multiplied by 2. The government does not require alcohol manufacturers to provide proof on the label. As many as 30 percent of liquor labels are not giving you accurate information. What's The Deal With Mislabeled Alcohol? A recent TTB report stated that out of 668 randomly selected bottles, including 154 wines, 239 malt liquors, and 275 distilled spirits, 190 were non-compliant: 80 of the offenders were distilled spirits, 73 were malt beverages and 37 were wines. Most of the issues had to do with alcohol content not matching labels. Just 15 of the non-compliant liquors (all distilled spirits) contained less alcohol than the label stated. 50 products contained more alcohol than the label claimed. people could make some very unwise decisions, such as driving because they don\u2019t really know how much alcohol they\u2019ve had. The TTB says that it recognizes a problem among some distillers in gauging their product accurately. The group says that it plans to create educational tools that will help distillers employ scientific methods for gauging alcohol content. The TTB report does not directly state any belief that alcohol is intentionally mislabeled for the purpose of tax evasion. But the fact that it is happening is pretty surprising, and it\u2019s more than a fiscal issue \u2013 it\u2019s a safety and health issue, too. Get Sober With Lucida Treatment Lucida Treatment helps treat alcoholism through detox and therapy. Alcohol detox helps your body purge alcohol from your system, and overcome your physical dependency on alcohol. Detox normally occurs in a medical and residential setting, with 24\/7 monitoring. After detox, therapy tackles the psychological roots of alcoholism. Therapy can occur in a variety of settings, including residential treatment centers and outpatient rehab programs. At Lucida Treatment, we offer a wide variety of therapies professionally designed to help you get and stay sober. Therapies offered at Lucida Treatment's alcohol addiction treatment center include: \tCognitive Behavioral Therapy Program \tDialectical Behavior Therapy Program \tEye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy Program \tFamily Therapy Program \tGestalt Therapy Program \tGroup Therapy Program \tIndividual Therapy Program \tPsychodrama Therapy Program \tTrauma Therapy Program If you want to get sober, Lucida Treatment can help! Contact us online or call us today at to start your road to recovery!