Drinking Alcohol is Bad for You.

Kendall Bragg


There are many facts and statistics that showcase how drinking can negatively impact your life, your body, and the people around you. Not only does alcohol affect alcoholics and binge drinkers, but any level of alcohol consumed produces somewhat of a risk.

Medical Reasons

  • Can give you lung infections.
  • 2nd biggest factor in mouth cancer.
  • High in calories.
  • Classed as a depressant.
  • Arrhythmia- irregular heartbeat .
  • Heavy drinking, especially bingeing, makes it more likely for blood to clump together into blood clots which puts you at risk for a heart attack or stroke.
  • Speeds up the shrinkage of certain key regions in the brain, resulting in memory loss and other symptoms of dementia.
  • Can trigger seizures.
  • High blood pressure.
  • Weakens immune system.


  • 1.4 million drunk driving arrests a year.
  • 40% of violent crimes occur while under the influence of alcohol.
  • 32% of heavy drinkers over the age of 12 were also illegal drug users.
  • Alcohol is associated in an estimated 80% of offenses leading to incarceration in the U.S. such as domestic violence, driving while intoxicated, property offenses, drug offenses, and public-order offenses.

  • Each year, more than 600,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 are assaulted by another student who had been drinking.
  • Nearly 10,000 people are killed each year on U.S. roadways in alcohol-related accidents.

  • Alcohol-related crashes cost American taxpayers over $100 billion.

Alcohol & Young People

Each year, approximately 5,000 young people under the age of 21 die as a result of underage drinking.

Car crashes are the leading cause of death for teens, and about a quarter of those crashes involved an underage drinking driver.

Young people put themselves more at risk when drinking alcohol because they are still undergoing psychological, physical, and social change. Their brain, liver, reproductive system, and nervous system are not done maturing.