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Layout 1 HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE DIE EACH YEAR FROM ACUTE ALCOHOL INTOXICATION, MORE COMMONLY KNOWN AS ALCOHOL POISONING OR ALCOHOL OVERDOSE. ALCOHOL POISONING OR ALCOHOL OVERDOSE IS CAUSED BY DRINKING TOO MUCH ALCOHOL TOO FAST. IT OFTEN OCCURS ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES OR WHEREVER HEAVY DRINKING TAKES PLACE. IF YOU ARE CONCERNED ABOUT A FRIEND, GET HELP, CALL 911. r Purchase and public possession of alcohol by persons under the age of 21 is illegal in all 50 states. r Standard servings of beer (12 oz.), wine (5 oz.) and distilled spirits (1.5 oz, 80 proof) all contain the same amount of alcohol. r Any net health benefits associated with alcohol consumption don’t begin until middle age and occur only with moderate drinking (defined by the federal government as not more than two drinks per day for men and not more than one for women). r Although certain groups of people are at higher risk for alcoholism, anyone who drinks can develop the disease. r The most significant predictors of alcohol problems are family history and the quantity and frequency of an individual’s drinking. r Some people should not drink alcoholic beverages at all, including women who are trying to conceive or who are pregnant; individuals using prescription and over-the-counter medications; individuals who plan to drive or take part in activities that require attention or skill; and individuals of any age who cannot restrict their drinking to moderate levels. U ALSO NEED 2 KNOW WHAT IS NCADD? Founded in 1944 by Marty Mann, the first woman to recoverfrom alcoholism in Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD) and its National Network of Affiliates is dedicated to increasing awareness and reducing the stigma often associated with the disease of alcoholism and drug dependence and advocates for the elimination of discrimination in terms of access to appropriate treatment with- in the health care system and in the workplace. NCADD Affiliates provide comm

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