In the past month: 1 out of 10 students in the 10th grade got drunk. 1 out of 5 students in the 12th grade got drunk. Binge Drinking is Bad News Binge drinkers are more likely to be: Pushed, hit, or attacked Confronted with unwanted sexual advances Sexually assaulted Seriously injured
Talk Soon “Casey was a senior, on the wrestling team, played football and sang in the choir. He and his friends bought some liquor from a store known for not checking IDs. They thought it would be fun to see how much one person could chug – that person was Casey. The next day, he was dead from alcohol poisoning. I had the false sense of security that he had the maturity of someone who could handle his liquor, but I was wrong. If I had it all to do over again? I would have made my message very clear. When I found that bottle of rum Casey had hidden in my garage, I would not have thrown it away and said nothing like I did. I would have taken it out and set it on my kitchen counter. Then we would have discussed why I did not want him drinking, sitting there and looking at each other. I would have spoken to him about alcohol more often.” Story of a mother whose son died from alcohol poisoning at the age of 18.
Binge drinkers are also more likely to drive drunk, ride with a drunk driver, have their property damaged, have unprotected sex, and get exposed to sexually transmitted diseases.
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