Unformatted text preview: cause fetal alcohol syndrome in the developing baby, which leads to lifelong physical, mental, and behavioral abnormalities. Alcohol abuse is a tremendous problem in the United States. Binge drinking, drinking and driving, and underage drinking result in thousands of avoidable deaths annually. While there is no cure for the disease of alcoholism, programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous have helped people recover through self-help therapies and support. Some individuals, such as pregnant and lactating women, those on certain medications or with specific health conditions, and children should avoid alcohol altogether....
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- Spring '10
- Alcoholic beverage, Drinking culture, Dr. Olfert