with Alcohol Abuse
DEATH - Every
year at least one high school or college student dies from alcohol
poisoning. In recent years there have been multiple deaths
on college campuses due to victims excessive alcohol consumption
usually over a brief amount of time.
DEATH - Thousands
of students die each year or are severely injured through car
accidents, bicycle accidents, falls, and drowning related to
DEATH - 66%
of college students who have committed suicide were drunk at
the time of their death.
DEATH - More
than a quarter million of today's current college students will
ultimately die of injuries or disease related
More than 90% of the physical and sexual assaults that occur
on college campuses involve the abuse of alcohol by assailants,
victims or both.
when more alcohol has been consumed than the body can metabolize
in a healthy manner. Severe cases of alcohol poisoning
leads to respiratory failure, comas, and ultimately death.
In many cases of
death by alcohol poisoning the person has died by choking on
his or her vomit.
Never leave a person
who is vomiting from too much drinking alone. If respiratory
problems or unconsciousness occur get immediate medical assistance.
Drinking games, "chugging"
alcohol, hazing rituals, and high proof alcohol drinks are often
factors involved in tragic incidents when too much alcohol is
consumed over a brief time period.
combined with some types of medication may also lead to accidental
overdose and alcohol poisoning.
has lead to a 15% increase in emergency room admissions in college
communities over the last 5 years.
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