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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Research shows that almost 75% of 12- to 20- year olds have not used any alcohol during the past month. Loss of territories - productive land,industries and raw resources 5,000 people under the age of 21die each year from alcohol-related car crashes, homicides, suicides,alcohol poisoning,and other injuries such as falls, burns, and drowning. In 2012, almost 3/4 of the students (72%) have consumed alcohol (more than a few sips), by the end of high school. 72% 72% Under Age 18 DUI's: 592Total DUI's: 85,436Under 18: Liquor Laws: 3,610Total: Liquor Laws: 21,803Under 18 Drunkenness: 2,279Total Drunkenness: 111,370 Drinking Levels Among Youth Most of those killed inalcohol- relatedcrashes involving teendrivers are the youngdrivers themselvesand their passengers. In 2009, 33% of young drivers (15-20 years old) whowere killed in crashes had a BAC of 0.1 gramsper deciliter, or higher than 28% had a BAC of 0.8 or higher. Alcohol causes the pancreas to produce toxicsubstances that can leadto pancreatics a dangerous inflammation and swelling of the blood vessels in the pancreasthat prevents proper digestion. Heavy drinking takes a toll on the liver, and can lead to a variety of problems and liver inflammations including: -Steatosis, or fatty liver- Alcoholic Hepatitis-Fibrosis- Cirrhosis Drinkingand Driving Young people drink less often than adults, but when they do drink they drink more than adults. The average age teen boys first try alcohol is11 years old, for girls, age 13. In 2012 the number of Total Alcohol Impaired Driving Fatalities is 1,296 Alcohol interferes with the brain'scommunication pathways, and can affect the way the brain looks and works.Drinking a lot over a long time or too much on a single occasion can damage the heart,causing problems such as: - Cardiomyopathy- Arrhythmias-Stroke-High Blood Pressure Drinking too much can weaken your immune system,making your body a much easier target for disease. Chronic drinkers are more liable to contract diseaseslike pneumonia and tuberculosis than people who donot drink too much.Drinking a lot on a single occasionslows your bodys ability to ward off infections -even up to 24 hours after getting drunk.
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