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We are committed to educating people about how alcohol affects their bodies and building awareness about far-reaching consequences of alcohol consumption and impaired driving.

Alcohol and the Body

Understanding Binge Drinking

Chris Otchy
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Binge drinking is defined as the rapid consumption of a high number of alcoholic beverages in a short period of time. Sound familiar? You aren’t alone. About 75% of the alcohol consumed by adults in the United States is in the form of binge drinking,...
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Short-term Negative Effects Of Alcohol Consumption

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Recreational alcohol consumption can provide a pleasant respite from the strains and stresses of our daily lives. But it's not without its dangers. Even if you don't drink regularly, a heavy episode can lead to serious threats to our well being, incl...
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Long-term Negative Effects of Alcohol Consumption

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Moderate alcohol consumption, such as occasional social drinking, can provide temporary relief from the stresses of our daily lives, and even some health benefits. Long-term alcohol abuse is another matter entirely. Chronic heavy drinking can adve...
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How Many Drinks Does it Take to Reach 0.08 %BAC?

Alex Wald
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In an era of heightened awareness about the perils of drinking and driving, the decimal 0.08 requires no explanation. Smartphone Breathalyzers | Professional Breathalyzers | All B...
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12 Alcohol Facts You May Not Know

Chris Otchy
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Alcohol has no effect on the life cycle of brain cells. In fact, some alcohol consumption may even benefit the brain. Researchers have found that red wine can prevent the onset of dementia in old age. However, people who drink large amounts of alcoh...
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Alcohol and Your Health: Moderate Consumption

Chris Otchy
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While excessive drinking may contribute to, or even cause health problems, an abundance of recent medical research points to numerous health benefits associated with the consumption of moderate amounts of alcohol, including reduced risk of heart dis...
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Alcohol and Your Health: Excessive Consumption

Chris Otchy
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While moderate drinking can provide some health benefits, too much alcohol dramatically increases your risk of health problems. In fact, excessive alcohol consumption can damage almost every part of your body over time.  Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse ...
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16 Common Misconceptions about Alcohol

Chris Otchy
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Sometimes our decisions are guided by strange beliefs that all too often turn out to be fables we assumed to be true. Following are 16 common misconceptions about alcohol and alcohol consumption, and the reality behind these misconceptions. Misconc...
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The Science Behind the SingleShot

Chris Otchy
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The BACtrack Single Shot is a fast, convenient and easy way to detect the presence of alcohol in an individual’s breath. With no more than a pinch, users can determine with over 99% certainly whether or not they are at or over a certain BAC threshold...
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