Effects Of Alcohol On A Parent Who Is An Alcoholic

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that they drank in the past year; 56.4 percent reported that they drank in the past month (NIH, 1)” “16.6 millions adults ages 18 and older had an AUD (alcohol use disorder) in 2013 (10.8 million men, 5.8 million women) (NIH, 1).” However, only 7.8% of those people seeked treatment. From ages 12-17 around 697, 000 adolscents had an AUD, and only 73,000 recieved help. Alcohol relatted dealths are so common it’s sad. 88,000 people die a year from alcohol dealths in the United States. 10,076 of the dealths were from alochol related car accidents. In 2013, 3.3 million people died due to alcohol consumption, globally. Alcohol cumsuptons also leads to 200 diseases aquired by drinkers such as liver cirrhosis and cancers. It also causes remature death and disablities. A 2012 study concluded that 10% of children live with a parent who is an alcoholic. The 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, conclued that 35.1 percent of fifteen year olds report that they have had atleast one drink in their lives, and about 8.7 million people ages 12-20 reported drinking alcohol in the past month. 5.4 million people ages 12-20 were binge drinkers, and 1.4 million people ages 12-20 were heavy drinkers. There are many serious consequences for underage drinking. Abnormal brain deveopment will most likely occur and an AUD. Also while people are under the influence they engage in dangerous activities that lead to sexal abuse, fatalities, and injuries. Alost 60% of college sudents reported they
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