Alcohol kills more teens annually than all other drugs combined. It is a factor in the three leading causes of death in the 15-24 age group in the U.S. accidents, homicides and suicides. Binge drinking and chronic alcohol use are also associated with many health problems.
Distorted vision, hearing and coordination
Poor perception and coordination
Unintentional injury (e.g., car crashes, falls, burns, drowning)
Intentional injury (e.g., firearm injuries, sexual assault, domestic violence)
High blood pressure and strokes
Brain and nerve damage
Gastritis (inflammation of stomach walls)
Cancer of the mouth and throat
All information graciously provided by The Foundation For a Drug Free World.