Facts about Alcohol Abuse
By: Jeff Palombella 11-12-13
2. Alcohol impairs your judgement when consumed and can lead to things like drinking and driving.
4. Binge drinking is when a large amount of alcohol is consumed. For men, 5 or more drinks in an hour, and for women it's 4 or more in an hour.
18 to 34 year-olds binge drink the most.
Two-thirds of high school-age students drink to the point of intoxication.
Around 17% of men and 8% of women will be dependent on alcohol in their lifetime.
9. There are roughly 80,000 deaths that are related to alcohol abuse every year.
10. Alcohol abuse can lead to long-term health problems like cardiovascular disease and many types of cancer.