By Joyce Brennfleck Shannon

ISBN-10: 0780811410

ISBN-13: 9780780811416

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For this report, estimates for the prevalence of alcohol use are reported primarily at three levels defined for both males and females and for all ages as follows: Current (past month) use: At least one drink in the past 30 days. Binge use: Five or more drinks on the same occasion (for example, at the same time or within a couple of hours of each other) on at least one day in the past 30 days. Heavy use: Five or more drinks on the same occasion on each of five or more days in the past 30 days. These levels are not mutually exclusive categories of use; heavy use is included in estimates of binge and current use, and binge use is included in estimates of current use.

Is alcoholism inherited? Research shows that the risk for developing alcoholism does indeed run in families. The genes a person inherits partially explain 30 (c) 2011 Omnigraphics, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Facts about Alcoholism this—pattern, but lifestyle is also a factor. Currently, researchers are working to discover the actual genes that put people at risk for alcoholism. Your friends, the amount of stress in your life, and how readily available alcohol is also are factors that may increase your risk for alcoholism.

0% respectively. 7%. 13 (c) 2011 Omnigraphics, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 9%). 0%). 3% of males reported current drinking in 2008. 3% respectively). 8% reported heavy drinking. 5% respectively). 3% of pregnant women aged 15 to 44. All of these estimates by pregnancy status are based on data averaged over 2007 and 2008. 6%. 2%). 0% for Asians. 6% for Hispanics. 3% of White youths were current drinkers. 14 (c) 2011 Omnigraphics, Inc. All Rights Reserved. When Can Alcohol Be Used Safely? MONGADULTSAGEDOROLDER THERATEOFPASTMONTHALCOHOL use increased with increasing levels of education.

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