1. Injury: 599,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 are
unintentionally injured under the influence of alcohol
(Hingson et al., 2005).
2. Drunk Driving: 2.1 million students between the ages of 18
and 24 drove under the influence of alcohol last year (Hingson
et al., 2002).
3. Police Involvement: About 5 percent of 4-year college
students are involved with the police or campus security as a
result of their drinking (Wechsler et al., 2002) and an
estimated 110,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 are
arrested for an alcohol-related violation such as public
drunkenness or driving under the influence (Hingson et al.,
1. Alcohol Abuse and Dependence: 31 percent of college students met
criteria for a diagnosis of alcohol abuse and 6 percent for a diagnosis
of alcohol dependence in the past 12 months, according to
questionnaire-based self-reports about their drinking (Knight et al.,
2. Health Problems/Suicide Attempts: More than 150,000 students
develop an alcohol-related health problem (Hingson et al., 2002)
and between 1.2 and 1.5 percent of students indicate that they tried
to commit suicide within the past year due to drinking or drug use
(Presley et al., 1998).
3. Death: 1,700 college students between the ages of 18 and 24 die each
year from alcohol-related unintentional injuries, including motor
vehicle crashes (Hingson et al., 2005).
-Blood Alcohol Content calculator:
-Average Cost of Alcohol per year:
-Average Wastes Calories per year:
Every hour your body metabolizes .015 of your blood
alcohol concentration per hour.
Arthritis Increases risk of gouty arthritis
Cancer Increases the risk of cancer in
the liver, pancreas, rectum,
breast, mouth, pharynx, larynx
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Causes physical and
behavioral abnormalities in the
Heart Disease Raises blood pressure, blood
lipids and the risk of stroke and
heart disease in heavy
drinkers. Heart disease is
generally lower in light to
Health Effects of Alcohol Consumption
Hyperglycermia Raises blood glucose
Hypoglycemia Lowers blood glucose, especially for
people with diabetes
Kidney Disease Enlarges the kidneys, alters hormone
functions, and increases the risk of
Liver Disease Causes fatty liver, alcoholic hepatitis
Malnutrition Increases the risk of protein-energy
malnutrition,; low intakes of protein,
calcium, iron, vitamin A, vitamin C,
thiamine, vitamin B6 and riboflavin,
and impaired absorption of calcium,
phosphorus, vitamin D and zinc.
Nervous Disorders Causes neuropathy and
dementia; impairs balance and
Obesity Increases energy intake, but
not a primary cause of obesity
Causes depression, anxiety
-More than one-quarter (27.6 percent) of American youth aged 12 to 20
said that they drank alcohol in the past month.
-People who start drinking before age 15 are six times more likely
to have alcohol problems than those who start drinking at age 21 or
older, according to research.
-Alcohol is the most widely used substance of abuse among American
youth and contributes to the three leading causes of death among 12- to
20-year-olds -- unintentional injury, murder and suicide.
-During 2007, an estimated 3 traffic fatalities and 100 nonfatal traffic
injuries involved an underage drinking driver.
-In 2006, an estimated 2 homicides; 1,700 nonfatal violent crimes such
as rape, robbery and assault; and 5,000 property crimes including
burglary, larceny, and car theft involved an underage drinking
-In 2006, an estimated 300 teen pregnancies and 1,600 risky sexual acts
by teens involved alcohol.
Drinking laws aren’t necessarily state laws they are
mostly county laws or even city laws so know the laws
where ever you go.
You can be arrested for an “open Container:
-On a public sidewalk
-Inside your own parked car
-On the front steps or in the common hallway of your
-On school property
-In a mobile home
-In a residential neighborhood
-In a parking lot
179:10 Unlawful Possession and Intoxication. –
I. Except as provided in RSA 179:23, any person under the age of 21
years who has in his or her possession any liquor or alcoholic
beverage, or who is intoxicated by consumption of an alcoholic
beverage, shall be guilty of a violation and shall be fined a minimum
of $300. Any second and subsequent offense shall be fined at least
$600. For purposes of this section, alcohol concentration as defined
in RSA 259:3-b of .02 or more shall be prima facie evidence of
intoxication. No portion of this mandatory minimum fine shall be
waived, continued for sentencing, or suspended by the court. In
addition to the penalties provided in this section, the court may, in its
discretion, impose further penalties authorized by RSA 263:56-b.
II. Except for persons convicted on the basis of intoxication, any
person under the age of 21 years convicted of unlawful possession of
liquor or beverage shall forfeit the same, and it shall be disposed of as
the court directs. The proceeds, if any, shall be paid into the treasury
of the county in which the proceedings were determined.
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