Posted by Jenna Green on April 1, 2013 at 1:25 PM
HELP FOR TODAY, HOPE FOR TOMORROW
DID YOU KNOW?
- Alcohol is the most commonly used addictive substance in the United States
- One in every 12 adults (17.6 million people) suffer from alcohol abuse or dependence
- More than half of all adults have a family history of alcoholism or problem drinking
- 100,000 persons die each year from alcohol-related causes: drinking and driving crashes, other accidents,falls, fires, alcohol-related homicides and suicides
- More than 7 million children live in a household where at least one parent is dependent on or has abused alcohol
- Alcohol is a primary factor in the four leading causes of death for young persons ages 10-21
- Young people who begin drinking before age 15 are four times more likely to develop alcohol dependence than those who begin drinking at age 21
- Alcohol-related problems cost America $224 billion ($746 per person) in lost productivity, absenteeism, healthcare costs, crime and family-related problems
- The typical American will see 100,000 beer commercials before he or she turns 18
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