20 facts about alcohol consumption

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  • 1. Women absorb alcohol into the bloodstream faster and metabolize it

    more slowly than men.

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  • 2. Alcohol is involved in one-third of drowning accidents.

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  • 3. Alcohol goes directly into the bloodstream, which is why it affects

    every system in the body.

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  • 4. The path of alcohol in the body is: mouth, stomach, small intestine,

    heart, brain and the liver.

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  • 5. Alcohol misuse is associated with

    one half of car accidents.

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  • 6. Only time will sober a person up. Drinking energy drinks, exercising or

    taking cold showers will not help.

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  • 7. A person is injured by drunk driving every 2 minutes.

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  • 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.

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  • 9. There are around 300,000 incidents of drunk driving daily, but only about

    3200 will be arrested as a result.

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  • 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.

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  • 11. On average, those arrested for drunk driving have done so up to 80

    times before being caught.

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  • 12. Alcohol affects the bodys responses. It slows down the brain

    which in turn makes us more likely to have an accident.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 16. Nearly one sixth of all deaths on the road involve drivers who are

    over the legal alcohol limit.

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  • 17. Among the European countries, Finland tops in alcohol based road

    accidents.

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  • 18. Approximately 17% of men and 8% of women will be dependent on

    alcohol in their lifetime.

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  • 19. Men are about twice as likely as women to drive under alcohol

    influence and to be involved in a fatal collision.

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  • 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.

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  • Thank you!

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