Alcohol abuse

10 Facts about alcohol abuse

  1. Women absorb absorb alcohol into the bloodstream faster and metabolize it slower than men
  2. Moderate use (2-3 drinks) can results a loss of motor coordination for up to 12 to 18 hours after drinking
  3. A high proportion of deaths from falls, fires and burns and drownings are due to alcohol
  4. 8% of all ER visits each year for illness or injuries are associated with alcohol.
  5. One third of suicides are associated with alcohol misuse.
  6. Vomiting is part of the automatic defense system of the body activated to prevent more alcohol from being absorbed.
  7. More than half of current drinkers have a family history of alcoholism
  8. Binge Drinking is more common in men than in women.
  9. The average age teen boys first try alcohol is age 11, for teen girls it’s 13.
  10. In 2010, 56 percent of drivers aged 15 to 20 who were killed in motor vehicle crashes after drinking and driving were not wearing a seat belt.