Risky Drinking Bad All-round

Many people think alcohol addiction and motor vehicle accidents are the only problems with alcohol. However, cancer, heart disease, drowning, falls and other causes must be included. An average of 87,798 deaths in the U.S. occur from binge drinking (5 or more drinks on a single occasion). Most of those were due to motor vehicle accidents. Among working-age adults, one in 10 deaths is associated with excessive drinking (more than 14 drinks per week in men, eight in women).

PositiveTip: The safest course is to avoid all alcohol consumption.