2.5 million people die a year from drinking alcohol. The alcoholic beverage has become apart of today’s way of living. As alcohol continues to grow among the citizens of the United States, so does the concept of alcohol addiction. Addiction is a child physically depends on something and in this case it is alcohol. It is both physical in nature. When people are addicted people literally need whatever it is that feeds that addiction. People who are addicted often don’t see that they have a problem. It is not easy to overcome, but once people have accepted it is a problem one can get help. Alcohol is an addiction and a bad drug and also a disease. Statistics show that kids start to drink at a very young age. Drinking at such a young age comes at many risks.
Amongst teenagers alcohol is a serious problem and is responsible for death and injury in auto accidents, physical and emotional disability, the digression in school studies, and aggressive behavior towards friends and family. Nearly 10 million young people from the ages 12 to 20 consumed alcohol in the last 30 days.
The average teen boys first drink is when they are 11, for teen girls is they drink when they are 13. Drunk driving hurts people and their values because of all the harm it causes. Alcohol could danger people’s families. Their values get ruined when they can’t stop drinking. Drinking can cause a person to have a personality change after drinking. Irritability or panicky during times when a drink is expected. An alcoholic may drink to the point or black-out. Causing them not to remember what they’ve done or said during drinking. Every 51 minutes in America someone is killed by a drunk driver. Almost 10,265 people die from drunk drivers. Over seven million people between the age of 12 to 20 report drinking alcohol. To stop drinking people can get rid of all of all the alcohol people have. Addicts can also go to rehab, get help from specials, and could find a new and better thing to be addicted to. There are more than 115,000 AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) groups in the world and almost 2 million people in all trying to get help.
Many people have many difficulties of walking, seeing right, and they don’t have the best memory. There are many different things drinking does to people and to other people. Drinking causes the most accidents in the world. At the same time, many people realize how much they drink and get help to stop. Many people die and it is not ok, and they don’t realize how much of a problem it is till they get hurt. I lost my uncle to drinking too much and I wish I was there to stop him but I couldn’t.