Alcohol – Drinking

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Alcoholics Anonymous  Notes

We drank for happiness and became unhappy.
We drank for joy and became miserable.
We drank for sociability and became argumentative.
We drank for sophistication and became obnoxious.
We drank for friendship and made enemies.
We drank for sleep and awakened without rest.
We drank for strength and felt weak.
We drank “medicinally” and acquired health problems.
We drank for relaxation and got the shakes.
We drank for bravery and became afraid.
We drank for confidence and became doubtful.
We drank to make conversation easier and slurred our speech.
We drank to feel heavenly and ended up feeling like hell.
We drank to forget and were forever haunted.
We drank for freedom and became slaves.
We drank to erase problems and saw them multiply.
We drank to cope with life and invited death.

— Bits & Pieces, May, 1990, p. 18.

Quotes

Why do teens drink? 66% cited stress and boredom, 25% said they drink to get high, and 31% said they drink alone.

In 1989, 3000 teens between the ages of 15 and 19 died in alcohol-related auto accidents.

The favored drink among teenagers is wine coolers, but many choose beer because it is cheaper and easier to get. Students annually consume 35 percent of all wine coolers sold in the U.S. or 31 million gallons. They also consume 1.1 billion cans of beer, or 102 million gallons.

— Spokesman Review, December 30, 1991, p. B1.
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70 million Americans are social drinkers; the amount of alcohol consumed per person has risen 40% in the U.S. in the past 25 years.

— U.S.A. Today, May 16, 1983.
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People who drink to drown their sorrow should be told that sorrow knows how to swim. — Ann Landers.

Even when people just think they are consuming alcohol, their behavior changes. — G. Collins, The Magnificent Mind, p. 113

Statistics

Why do teens drink? 66% cited stress and boredom, 25% said they drink to get high, and 31 percent said they drink alone. In 1989 3000 teens between the ages of 15 and 19 died in alcohol-related auto accidents. The favored drink among teenagers is wine coolers, but many choose beer because it is cheaper and easier to get. Students annually consume 35 percent of all wine coolers sold in the U.S. or 31 million gallons. They also consume 1.1 billion cans of beer, or 102 million gallons.

Spokesman Review, 12-30-91, p. B1

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