In an alarming article published on January 10, 2012, the Associated Press cited a recent study by the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that college age drinkers average nine drinks when they get drunk. The CDC survey also said that about 1 in 6 adults had binged on alcohol at least once in the previous month and that it was more than 1 in 4 for those ages 18 to 34. The report is based on telephone surveys of more than 450,000 adults.
The report also concluded that the above statistics are likely an underestimate because alcohol sales figures suggest people are buying a lot more alcohol than they say they are consuming.
The article reported that binge drinking accounts for more than 40,000 deaths each year. Many of these deaths are as a result of driving while under the influence of alcohol.
As long-time Phoenix accident injury lawyers, we are disturbed by this data showing a tremendous amount of binge drinking in America. As always, if you have been drinking, we urge you not to drive
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