Did you know…
- National Alcohol Screening Day is held annually on the Thursday of the first full week of April.
- Four (4) alcoholic drinks for women and five (5) for men at one occasion constitutes binge drinking.
- You can get poisoned by alcohol? Alcohol poisoning can be deadly and usually occurs due to drinking large amounts of alcohol in a short period of time.
- This year, 10,839 people will die in drunk-driving crashes – one every 50 minutes.
- 50 to 75% of convicted drunk drivers continue to drive on a suspended license.
- Heavy alcohol use is associated with approximately 75,000 deaths per year nationwide (according to a CDC report in 2007)
- Furnishing alcohol to a minor is a crime in California? You “furnish” alcohol to a minor anytime you: give alcohol to a minor, or purchase alcohol for a minor.
- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Dietary Guidelines define moderate drinking as no more than one drink a day for women and no more than two drinks a day for men
- Alcoholism could cause damage to the nerves? Alcoholic Neuropathy is a direct poisoning of the nerve by the alcohol, and the effect of poor nutrition associated with alcoholism.