Key facts on alcohol (and ecstasy) abuse

Key facts on alcohol (and ecstasy) Almost half (46.6 percent) of Americans over the age of 12 have consumed an alcoholic in the past month. The of drinking with driving has dangerous and sometimes tragic results. In 1999, for example, 16,000 people were and more than 300,000 were as a result of a car or crash involving alcohol. In fact, 3 out of 10 Americans will be in an alcohol-related crash at some time in their lives. Though alcohol-related fatalities during the holiday season are at an all-time low (down 34 percent since 1995), impaired driving is still a leading cause of death for people under 30. For most people, even one drink can affect driving . And contrary to popular notions, coffee cannot someone who has had too much to drink. It takes one hour to metabolize one drink. Only time, and lots of it, can sober up someone who has a lot.
As for ecstasy, from 1991 to 1998 the number of college students who have tried it almost (.9 percent to 2.4 percent). An estimated 6.4 million per-sons have tried ecstasy at least once in their lifetimes. That drug is one of the few whose use has increased in recent years.

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CLOZE number 3817 since September 19, 2000.