Prevention Priorities - Alcohol
Alcohol is the most commonly used and abused drug. Ethyl alcohol, or ethanol, is an intoxicating ingredient found in beer, wine, and liquor. Alcohol is produced by the fermentation of yeast, sugars, and starches. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), excessive alcohol use includes binge drinking, heavy drinking (defined as is defined as consuming 8 or more drinks per week for woman and 15 or more drinks per week for men), any alcohol use by people under the age 21 minimum drinking age and any alcohol use by pregnant women.
Talk. They Hear You
Think Before You Drink
What Do You Throw Away
Alcohol and Older Adults
Alcohol and Public Health
Excessive Drinking Prevention Resources
Underage Drinking Prevention Resources
Who can I contact for more information?
Julie Hibben at 515-326-5703