Guest Post By: Daphne Holmes
Alcohol use carries side effects, which sometimes lead to grave outcomes for excessive drinkers. It is estimated that, in the United States alone, as many as 88,000 people die from excessive alcohol consumption annually. Each death accounts for an average loss of 30 years of life, so the tragic outcomes take a significant toll on society; extinguishing staggering amounts of human potential.
The trend makes excessive drinking one of the most prolific lifestyle-related killers; claiming more lives than almost any other behavior. In 2006, excessive drinking was responsible for more than one-million emergency room visits, and when regular physician office