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How Alcohol Attacks the Body
Each year, approximately 5,000 young people under the age of 21 die as a result of underage drinking; this includes about 1,900 deaths from motor vehicle crashes, 1,600 as a result of homicides, 300 from suicide, as well as hundreds from other injuries such as falls, burns, and drownings (1–5). (pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/AA67/AA67.htm)
- 1900 Death motor vehicle crash
- 1600 Homicide
- 300 Suicide
- 1200 Other injuries (falls, burns, drownings, etc)
What if you don’t die in a car crash, kill someone or be killed by your drinking buddies, commit suicide when your judgement is impaired, or become permanently disfigured by a burn or fall? If you are somehow lucky enough to miss these consequences what is happening inside your body?