Dangers of Alcohol

The Dangers of Binge Drinking By: Andrew Ernest

Why Binge Drinking is Dangerous

Binge drinking is an epidemic in our culture, the main demographic of offenders are young people, even more specifically college students. Binge drinking has many dangers associated with it, directly and indirectly. Some indirect dangers are car crashes, falls, burns, drowning, increased risk of killing someone or yourself, child abuse, and heart attacks among other things. Binge drinking can also directly harm you by causing you to pass out and die. Binge drinking can also lead to alcoholism which is an addiction or dependency to alcohol.
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Famous People Who Died of Binge Drinking

Bon Scott died after a night of heavy drinking, he had a great future as the frontman of AC/DC but that all got thrown away. John Bonham, legendary drummer of Led Zeppelin, passed of asphyxiation after drinking. Famous writer Truman Capote died of liver disease caused by drinking. Amy Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning as well. Jim Morrison passed from alcoholism. All of these promising talented people had their lives taken from them too early by alcohol.


Source: http://www.drugs.com/celebrity_deaths.html

Some Facts About Alcohol

One in six adults binge drinks four times per month.

Approximately 92% of U.S. adults who drink excessively report binge drinking in the past 30 days.

About 90% of the alcohol consumed by youth under the age of 21 in the United States is in the form of binge drinks.

Drinking too much, including binge drinking, cost the United States $223.5 billion in 2006, or $1.90 a drink, from losses in productivity, health care, crime, and other expenses.


Source: http://www.cdc.gov/alcohol/fact-sheets/binge-drinking.htm