The Low-down on Alcohol Abuse

  • Alcohol abuse reduces one's life expectancy by 10 to 15 years.
  • Alcohol is responsible for 40 percent of all fatal traffic accidents.
  • Alcohol is involved in 50 percent of all homicides and 25 percent of all suicides.
  • Two hundred thousand deaths each year are related to alcohol use.
  • Alcohol is the third largest public health problem, after heart disease and cancer.
-- Courtesy of the 43rd Medical Group