20 facts about alcohol consumption
Post on 11-Apr-2017
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1. Women absorb alcohol into the bloodstream faster and metabolize it
more slowly than men.
2. Alcohol is involved in one-third of drowning accidents.
3. Alcohol goes directly into the bloodstream, which is why it affects
every system in the body.
4. The path of alcohol in the body is: mouth, stomach, small intestine,
heart, brain and the liver.
5. Alcohol misuse is associated with
one half of car accidents.
6. Only time will sober a person up. Drinking energy drinks, exercising or
taking cold showers will not help.
7. A person is injured by drunk driving every 2 minutes.
8. The highest rates of drunk driving occur among drivers aged 21-24. This age group makes up 35% of
alcohol-impaired drivers involved in fatal collisions.
9. There are around 300,000 incidents of drunk driving daily, but only about
3200 will be arrested as a result.
10. Traffic accidents are the leading cause of death for teens. Roughly one
third of these accidents involve the use of alcohol or another substance.
11. On average, those arrested for drunk driving have done so up to 80
times before being caught.
12. Alcohol affects the bodys responses. It slows down the brain
which in turn makes us more likely to have an accident.
13. Alcohol dilutes itself in the water volume of the body. This is why vital
organs that contain a lot of water (such as the brain) are particularly
vulnerable to the effects of alcohol.
14. With a BAC (blood alcohol content) level of .08 g/dL, it would take approximately six hours after
drinking for the body to completely eradicate alcohol from its system.
15. A driver with a BAC of .08 g/dL is 11 times more likely to be in a fatal
accident than a driver who has consumed no alcohol.
16. Nearly one sixth of all deaths on the road involve drivers who are
over the legal alcohol limit.
17. Among the European countries, Finland tops in alcohol based road
18. Approximately 17% of men and 8% of women will be dependent on
alcohol in their lifetime.
19. Men are about twice as likely as women to drive under alcohol
influence and to be involved in a fatal collision.
20. To determine if a driver is under alcohol influence, a police officer will typically choose
to use a breathalyzer. A breathalyzer is a machine that estimates a drivers blood alcohol content level by determining the
amount of alcohol in his or her lungs.