5 Fast Facts About Alcohol That Will Blow Your Mind

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  1. 75% of esophageal cancers are attributable to chronic excessive alcohol consumption.
  2.  Chronic alcohol consumption is associated with 10% increase in a woman’s risk of breast cancer.
  3. Heavy chronic drinking contributes to approximately 65% of all cases of pancreatitis.
  4. There are more deaths and disabilities each year in the U.S. from substance abuse than from any other cause.
  5.  Among emergency room patients admitted for injuries, 47% tested positive for alcohol and 35% were intoxicated; of those who were intoxicated, 75% showed signs of chronic alcoholism.