Underage Binge Drinking

According to statistics from the CDC about 90% of all teenage alcohol consumption is considered binge drinking and this usually peaks at the age of 19.  Forty-one percent of high school seniors report having consumed alcohol in the past 30 days.  When college kids were asked the same question, 72% of them said they have had a drink within the past 30 days.  Approximately 200,000 teenagers visit emergency rooms each year due to drinking-related incidents, and more than 1,700 college students die because of alcohol poisoning.   This type of binge drinking peaks in the months of May and June when teens are celebrating proms and graduations.  The fairly new craze of mixing energy drinks with alcohol is especially dangerous for all drinkers not just teenagers.  The caffeine in these energy drinks block the part of alcohol that make you sleepy and might otherwise cause you to pass out.  This combination allows teens to drink more than they would have without the caffeine.  By the time these teens make it to a hospital they are put on a temporary respirator due to depressed breathing.  Teens who drink this dangerous mixture ( Example: Red Bull and Vodka) get drunk twice as fast and drink more per drinking session than those who consume alcohol without the energy drinks.  These teens are also more likely to be taken advantage of sexually, and are much more likely to drive drunk.  For referrals to drug and alcohol treatment centers Contact Penny Bail Bonds at 1-866-736-6977 or visit http://www.pennybailbonds.com or http://www.thebailbondstore.com