You Lose When You Drink Booze!!

It is poison that Kills

What is bad about drinking?

Many people think alcohol is not bad, when really it is very deadly. Surprisingly, millions of teenagers are alcoholics even though you have to be 21 and older in most states in America; many teens still drink alcohol anyway. About 5,000 people under the age of 21 die as a result of underage drinking.

Nicknames/Slang for Alcohol

List of names are: Booze, Cold One, Giggle Juice, Hooch, Jack, Kool Aid, Mouthwash, Poison, Swish, and Vino.

Cancer

Studies has shown regular use of alcohol raises the risk of cancer. Some examples are breast cancer, throat cancer, and intestinal cancer.

Cirrhosis

Cirrhosis is a disease that effects the liver, which becomes scarred and hard. The liver is an extremely important organ and if the liver stops working, the person will die.
The Effects of Alcohol On The Brain with Dr Phil and Dr Jorge, January 9, 2012

Drinking kills teens

Sadly, millions of teenagers are alcoholics in the United States alone. Even more depressing is that the leading cause of death for teenagers is alcohol-related car accidents. Teens think drinking is cool, but in reality alcohol is dangerous. Statistics show that teenagers are killed more by alcohol than by all illegal drugs combined.

Average Age of Teenagers First Trying Alcohol

  • Boys age 11
  • Girls age 13

Teens drinking before the age of 15

Teens that start drinking before the age 15 are 5 times more likely to become alcoholics than those who wait to drink at age 21.

Attempted Suicide

Teens that drink heavily are 3 times more likely to hurt themselves or try to commit Suicide than teens who don't drink.

3 Leading Causes of Death for 15-24 Year Olds

  • Automobile crashes (1,900 deaths per year)
  • Homicides (1,600 deaths per year)
  • Suicides (300 deaths per year)

Alcohol is leading factor in ALL three!!!!!

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Women using alcohol while pregnant can cause physical and mental birth defects. Babies born with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome can have heart defects, delayed development and problems in speech, movement, thinking and social skills.