Alcohol Awareness Month: Shocking Statistics

Alcohol Awareness Month: Shocking StatisticsApril is Alcohol Awareness Month.

As far as legal things that are really bad for you, alcohol is right up there with smoking cigarettes. The problem with alcohol is that it gets glorified in TV, movies, and just about any corner of history and entertainment (even some animals!) that it’s so easily forgotten that alcohol is a very dangerous drug. That’s why it’s always a good idea to be aware of the dangers of alcohol and really think about the implications it can have on our lives and the live’s of others. To become better educated about alcohol here are 6 shocking statistics for Alcohol Awareness Month that, if it were anything but alcohol, would make you want to leave the devil’s juice behind.

  1. 88,000 annual deaths are attributed to direct excessive alcohol consumption. Not including 30 daily vehicle-related deaths.
  1. Long-term alcohol use can lead to serious health complications, affecting every organ in your body (guys, we mean EVERY organ). Additionally, it can damage your emotional stability, career, finances, your family, and friends in ways that are almost invisible to your eyes and daily experience.
  1. Of the 3.9 million Americans that receive treatment for substance abuse, 2.5 million of them were treated for alcohol abuse. That’s 64 percent!!
  1. Teen alcohol use kills 4,700 people each year, which is more deaths than all illegal drugs combined.
  1. 696,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 were assaulted by another student that had partaken in alcohol.
  1. Excessive alcohol consumption increases aggression and, as a result, increases the risk of physical and sexual assault.

Alcohol Awareness Month, doesn’t mean you have to stop drinking, but it does mean that you have to be aware of what alcohol does to your body and what it can do to others around you: such as your friends and family. Be aware this April, and to ensure that you have the right health insurance policy to help you stay healthy, contact Colorado Nonprofit Insurance Agency in Denver, Colorado.