Month: August 2020

States with the Highest Alcohol-Related Deaths

CDC Data on Alcohol-Attributable Deaths   According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), between 2011 and 2015 there were 93.296 alcohol-attributable deaths each year. Alcohol use continues to be a leading cause of preventable death in the United States. While California had the highest number of alcohol-attributable deaths, New Mexico had the …

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Mental Health Statistics

Facts and Stats Regarding Mental Health in America According to MentalHealth.gov, mental health problems are very common. Their research concludes that in 2014 as many as “one in five American adults experienced a mental health issue.” Additionally, the same year found that “one in 25 Americans lived with a serious mental illness.” Serious mental health …

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Alcohol and Child Development

Effects of Consuming Alcohol on Children   According to the Government of Western Australia, Department of Health, alcohol can greatly affect a child’s normal brain development. Teens and children that consume alcohol can experience: Slurred speech Confusion Poor vision Poor muscle control and judgment Slower reactions Lack of coordination Sleep disruption Additionally, alcohol can affect …

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Alcohol and Your Heart

How Drinking Can Affect the Health of Your Heart   While many people know that alcohol can affect your liver and your blood pressure, many do not realize the toll it can take on your heart. According to Healthline, “alcoholic cardiomyopathy is a form of heart disease caused by alcohol abuse.” Over time excessive alcohol …

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