Local News Update

Facts and Statistics

Drinking too much – on a single occasion or over time – can take a serious toll on your health. Here’s how alcohol can affect your body

Nearly 88,000 people (approximately 62,000 men and 26,000 women) die from alcohol related causes annually, making it the third leading preventable cause of death in the United States.

In 2012, alcohol-impaired-driving fatalities accounted for 10,322 deaths (31 percent of overall driving fatalities).