How many people use alcohol and the effect it has on you body Go of Hawaii, hoping to reduce traffic deaths and at the same time save Federal highway money, has signed into law a bill raising the state’s legal minimum drinking age to 21 from 18. The Federal Department of Transportation threatened to withdraw as much as $19 million in highway funds unless Hawaii raised the drinking age. Only six states have not passed similar bills. Why did they raise the drinking age to 21. But many people don’t know much more.. Because the national minimum drinking age act, which was passed in 1984. Legal Age 21 was only one of 39 recommendations offered in a comprehensive approach to fight drunk driving in the 1980s. Over 1,400 student are killed of alcohol because, They drive home drunk or their friend was drinking and they wasn’t paying attention to the road. More than 70,000 student between the age of 18 and 24 are victims of alcohol-related sexual assault or date raped. About 25 percent of college students report academic consequences of their drinking including missing class, falling behind, doing poorly on exams or papers, and receiving lower grades overall How much alcohol do people drink. Over 24 million adults over the age of 18 consume, on average, 24- cans cases of beer. In one week Or if your prefer, 10 drink per day. Men in every age group prefer beer to wine and liquor. Younger people are much more likely than older people to drink, and the drink of choice varies by age, more so among women than among men. What happens to your body when you drink alcohol After a drink is swallowed, the alcohol is rapidly absorbed into the blood (20% through the stomach and 80% through the small intestine), with effects felt within 5 to 10 minutes after drinking. It usually peaks in the blood after 30-90 minutes and is carried through all the organs of the body. You can get brain damage. Binge drinking can cause blackouts, memory loss and anxiety. Long-term drinking can result in permanent brain damage, serious mental health problems and alcohol dependence or alcoholism. For more information on the effects of alcohol on mental healt h What do they make alcohol out of. Alcoholic drinks we drink is a chemical called ethanol. To make alcohol, you need to put grains, fruits or vegetables through a process called fermentation. Then yeast or bacteria react with the sugars in food – the by-products are ethanol and carbon dioxide). Before people found ICE in Coors Light. I wonder if they still put ICE in coors light . In Conclusion that is all the effects about alcohol, what would happens to their body when they are drinking, and why do people drink so much because they had a hard day at work do they want to have a deer to loosen up and just relax..