Alcohol Abuse

Drinking Kills!!!!!!!!!!!!

Statistics

* Every year in the U.S., roughly 5,000 people under the age of 21 die from an alcohol-related incident including car crashes, homicides, suicides, alcohol poisoning and other related injuries.

* Alcohol is a substance that impairs judgement when consumed and can lead to drinking and driving, unintended sexual activity, violence or other dangerous behaviors.

* 70% of 18-year-olds admit to drinking an alcoholic beverage at least once, while 80% of college-aged students report consuming alcohol.

* There are roughly 80,000 deaths that are related to alcohol abuse every year, making it the 3rd highest cause of death in the U.S.

Consequences of Alcohol

* Annually, about 5,000 people under age 21 die from alcohol-related injuries involving underage drinking.

* Increases the risk of physical and sexual assault

* Can cause a range of physical consequences, from hangovers to death from alcohol poisoning

*Is associated with academic failure5

*An estimated 1,700 college students between the ages of 18 and 24 die each year from alcohol-related unintentional injuries, including motor vehicle crashes

more facts

* 8% of all ER visits each year for illness or injuries are associated with alcohol

*Alcohol consumption by college students is linked to at least 1,400 student deaths and 500,000 unintentional injuries each year

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  • Various studies estimate that between 13% and 63% of falls are alcohol related