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Risks of Binge Drinking

Alcohol-related accidents cause the most preventable and tragic injuries and deaths today. Drinking and driving do not mix. The law prohibits it.

Binge drinking refers to drinking heavily over a short period of time with the intent of becoming intoxicated. Statistics show that people in the age group of 20-29 do the most binge drinking.

Binge drinking can be harmful in many ways. Some of the risks include, but are not limited to:

  • A person can overdose on alcohol - can cause death
  • Hangover, headache, nausea, vomiting, memory loss
  • You are risking a fall, car accident, assault, bad behavior, recklessness
  • A long-term risk is becoming physically or psychologically dependent upon alcohol,
    developing liver or brain damage

You want to control your drinking, but you're not sure what to do. The following are some tips to help
you:

  • Pay attention to how alcohol affects you - set limits for yourself
  • Be responsible - When in a group, make sure at least one person doesn't drink, thus: the
    designated driver
  • Drink slowly and from a small glass
  • Try a low alcohol/non-alcohol alternative
  • If you become intoxicated - call a friend or family member for a ride home

Reports indicate that drunk driving is responsible for a significant percentage of deaths in the United States every year. In a given year, thousands die from alcohol-related accidents.

When a drunk-driving accident occurs, not only can the driver be held liable for harm caused by his or her negligence, but so can the bartender who over-served him or her.

If you have been injured in an accident because of a drunk driver's actions, you need the help of an experienced San Bernardino Personal Injury attorney. Call the Law Offices of Peach & Weathers to make sure your rights are protected.

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