Drinking too much alcohol increases people’s risk of injuries, violence, drowning, liver disease and some types of cancer. This April, during Alcohol Awareness Month, we encourage you to educate yourself and your loved ones about the dangers of drinking too much.
According to MADD, here are the statistics in the recent year for Arizona:
Arizona’s ignition interlock law requires convicted drunk drivers to use an ignition interlock (not wait-out the interlock order) before obtaining unrestricted driving privileges. Passed in 2007, and the first of its kind, this legislation is one of the best measures in the country, and as a result drunk-driving deaths in the state have decreased by 45 percent.
If you are drinking too much, you can improve your health by cutting back or quitting. Here are some strategies to help you cut back or stop drinking:
Limit your drinking to no more than 1 drink a day for women or 2 drinks a day for men.
What health problems are associated with excessive alcohol use?
Excessive drinking both in the form of heavy drinking or binge drinking, is associated with numerous health problems5, including—