Fermented drinks such as beer and wine usually contain from 2% alcohol to 20% alcohol. Distilled dinks, or liquor contain from 40% to 50% or more alcohol. We drink and use drugs because of social gatherings, depression, self-fulfillment and feelings of guilt, shyness or low self-esteem. Did you know that the average age of first experimentation with drugs is 13 years old, and for alcohol it is even younger? Drug use has been classified as a major problem for kids as early as fourth grade by the students themselves.
Alcohol is the most used drug in America. It is the largest cause of death in the United States, second only to heart disease and cancer. Alcohol and other drugs contribute to over 50 percent of all suicides and over 50 percent of all violent crimes. Over 60 percent of emergency room admissions are related to alcohol. Over 50 percent of all traffic accidents involve the use of alcohol and drugs, many of which are fatal.