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Old 03-24-2010, 02:32 PM
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Alcohol: The real toll in our society

On the premise that one alcoholic affects the lives of four other people, an investigation has revealed that America's more than 12.1 million alcoholics have an impact on 40 to 50 million others, for a total of about 60 million citizens. The president of a state association of judges stated that between 90 and 95 percent of all cases that come before his bench "civil, criminal and family " involve alcohol." Short of death, the cost from traffic crashes in broken bones, permanent disabilities, hospital bills, and auto repairs is staggering -- a total of $46 billion in a 1992 NHTSA estimate. Significantly, "Automobile crashes in the United States kill nearly as many people each year as the total of 46,483 American soldiers killed in the entire dozen years of the Vietnam War." These and other fndings are comprehensivley covered at Number of Alcoholics : Alcoholism and Other Drug Problems
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