Ten Facts About Alcohol & Drinking... Did You Know?
Alcohol seems to be at virtually every party one may show up at. While it is ok to indulge in a drink (or two) occasionally - there are some people who should join any festivities sober. Here are some interesting facts about alcohol and drinking that are good to know...
- Three in four high school students will take a drink before graduation.
- Alcohol is society's oldest and most popular legal drug.
- Beer is the most common alcoholic drink of choice.
- Your liver breaks down alcohol and gets it out of your system, but if you drink faster than your liver works, you wind up with a "buzz" - that's the feeling you get when you've had too much and the excess alcohol moves from your bloodstream to other parts of your body.
- Drinking coffee doesn't actually sober you up.
- The alcohol level in your bloodstream reaches its highest levels thirty to ninety minutes after finishing a drink.
- The average person views over 2,000 commercials for alcohol every year.
- There is no set legal drinking age in France.
- Drinking alcohol can make diabetic neuropathy worse.
- The American Diabetes Association states that if your diabetes is well-controlled, you have no diabetes-related complications, and you know how alcohol can affect your diabetes, it may be okay to have an occasional drink.
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