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10 Facts about Alcohol Abuse
- 70 percent of 18-year-olds admit to drinking an alcoholic beverage at least once, while 80 percent of college-age students report consuming alcohol.
- Two-thirds of the high school-age students who drink do so to the point of intoxication.
- 18- to 34-year-olds binge drink the most
- Roughly 5,00 people under the age of 21 die from an alcohol- related incident including car crashes, homicides, suicides, alcohol poisoning, and other related injuries every year in the U.S.
- Approximately 17 percent of men and 8 percent of women will be dependent on alcohol in their lifetime.
- Men are consistently more likely than women to drink in excess and are two times more likely to be involved in a fatal alcohol-related car accident.
- It is the third highest cause of death in the U.S.
- Alcohol abuse can lead to long-term health issues like cardiovascular disease, cancer of the throat, liver, or mouth, anxiety and depression, dementia, liver disease, and much more.
- Alcohol poisoning is a short-term consequence of drinking in excess which can cause a loss of consciousness, coma, or death.
- Binging can lead to unplanned pregnancy, car accidents, spread of sexually transmitted disease, violence, or alcohol dependence.