|Gloria Dump had a tree in her back yard where she hung whisky and beer bottles. These she said where to, "keep the ghosts away. . . The ghost of all the things I done wrong. . . I'm the one who drank what was in 'em. . . We get started and we can't get stopped."|
Gloria learned how alcohol could hurt her life. She stopped drinking. "I don't drink nothing stronger than coffee." Read the fast facts below about alcohol.
Alcohol related crimes account for
|54 percent of murders and attempted murders||68 percent of manslaughters||52 percent of rape/sexual assaults||48 percent of robberies|
According to the 1993 National Household Survey, 103 million people in the United States are current drinkers and 11 million are heavy drinkers.
$100 billion per year is lost in productivity and related health costs due to alcohol.
7 out of 10 adults drink alcohol.
When the blood alcohol content reaches .10 the average drinker will experience blurred vision, slurred speech, poor muscle coordination, and a lack of rational judgment.
It takes about one hour to eliminate one-half ounce