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HOUGHTON – An article in the December 20 edition of the Daily Mining Gazette titled Christmas and Alcohol Can Be a Poisonous Formula, addressed a relationship between binge drinking while on vacation and arguments between members of the family. What the article didn’t address were the dangers that come with intoxication at gatherings and holiday celebrations.

“Although this is the most wonderful time of the year,” Cherry Digital Content reported in a December 14 email, “Statistics show the holiday season is the deadliest on American roads.”

In 2018, in a single week, there were 285 impaired driving fatalities according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). On New Years Day, impaired driving fatalities skyrocket 129% above the benchmark average, making it the most dangerous holiday of the year in terms of use from the road while intoxicated.

In Michigan, the situation has become so critical that more than half of residents surveyed said they would choose to spend the night with their family rather than risk being hit by a drunk driver.

A survey by, a leading drug treatment provider, surveyed 3,510 Americans, revealing that nearly two-thirds of Michiganders (63%) will choose to stay with their families over Christmas in order to avoid drunk drivers on roads and highways. year. This is significantly above the national average of 59%.

“Since Christmas Eve and Christmas Day are Friday and Saturday this year”, suggested, “It might be the wisest choice to stay, if possible, given that 62% of impaired driving deaths occur over the weekend. “

Choosing not to drive on Christmas Eve is not an overreaction. The Michigan State Police website reports that impaired driving in 2019 represented:

– Deaths related to alcohol and drugs, 419.

– Death, 985.

– Injuries, 74,963.

– Total number of accidents, 314,377.

The Daily Mining Gazette article from December 20 was posted on a social media page in an attempt to slander him. A respondent, Ceric Lasentri, posted the comment:

“Facepalms at this tabloid level shit.” Especially before the holidays. P ** s way in the punch, bud. Let’s start this weekend’s festivities with an * SSHOLE tune about us. It’s S ** T like that, fueling negativity. And you know the old saying … Whichever demon or angel you feed is most prevalent.

Yet on August 18, 2020 – a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), found that excessive alcohol consumption is responsible for an average of 93,296 deaths in the United States each year (255 per day ), shortening the life of these people by an average of 29 years (2.7 million years of potential life lost).

Michigan is eighth in total deaths among the 50 states and 17th in age-adjusted alcohol-related deaths per 100,000 population, the CDC reported.

In light of this new data, the report says, the Michigan Liquor Control Commission is now urging moderation in alcohol consumption.

“These results are a huge red flag to control alcohol consumption“, MLCC President Pat Gagliardi is cited in the report.

The CDC reports that 55% of these preventable premature deaths are due to long-term alcohol use that causes various cancers, liver disease, heart disease, and other health problems. Overall, 71% of these premature deaths occur in men and 56% are in people aged 35 to 64. Not surprisingly, alcoholic liver disease was the leading chronic cause of alcohol-related death overall, primarily among men.

Binge drinking at parties and social events is included in what’s called binge drinking. Heavy drinking was addressed in the CDC study.

Michigan alcoholism epidemiologist Patrick Hindman has drawn attention to the increasing prevalence of heavy drinking, according to the report.

“These new data reflect drinking patterns, especially heavy drinking, as around 90 percent of adults who report heavy drinking, binge drink.” According to a CDC report from January 2020, there were significant increases in the total number of binge drinking per adult from 2011 to 2017 among adults who reported binge drinking among both males and females, and among those aged 35 to 44 (up 26.7%) and 45 to 64. years (up 23.1%).

EDITOR’S NOTE: Tomorrow, the Daily Mining Gazette will examine the impact of parental alcohol consumption on underage children.

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