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Reasons to Quit Drinking........and Being Happy About It!

How much do you drink?
Less than 10 drinks a month
Less than 10 drinks a week
More than 10 drinks a week
More than 10 drinks a day
50%  50%  [ 4 ]
12%  12%  [ 1 ]
25%  25%  [ 2 ]
12%  12%  [ 1 ]
Total Votes : 8
Alcohol abuse statistics:

short term effects

depressed immune system, loss of co-ordination, dehydration, vomiting.

reduced memory, visual perception, and speech production. Increase confidence, violence.

Long term effects:

weight gain, high blood pressure, increase risk of cancer and liver disease, loss of appetite, vitamin deficiencies, stomach ailments, sexual impotence, central nervous system damage, alcoholism and hair loss.

memory loss, brain damage, addiction.

Number of alcohol complementary deaths anually in the usa: 101,000

quick fact:
alcohol, a legal substance, is used by more than 50% of the population. Alcoholism is a condition in which the individual is physically dependent on the effects of alcohol to avoid symptoms of withdrawal. Alcoholism can shorten your life by more than 10 years. Drunk driving kills more than 20,000 people in america a year and in the uk alcohol is the cause of more than 50% of nearly three million violent crimes committed each year.Edit
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