Are You Tying One On This Holiday Season?

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2011 is the 25th anniversary of the Tie One On For Safety® campaign.  It runs from Thanksgiving through December 31.Red Ribbo...

 

MADD’s (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) annual Tie One On For Safety campaign calls for motorists to display a red ribbon on their cars in support of law enforcement crackdown efforts and as a pledge to drive safe and sober.

 

I think everyone knows of the danger to ourselves and others from alcohol related injury or death.  Nationally, one person is killed approximately every 50 minutes by a driver with a blood alcohol concentration, or BAC, of .08 or higher.

 

But the effects of alcohol abuse can affect your health even if you aren’t in an accident.  And a person does not have to be alcoholic to be impacted.File:Flaming cocktails.jpg

 

Alcohol can lead to

  • weight gain from calories in alcohol and in the snacks we often eat while drinking
  • impact on blood sugar levels; diabetes and hypoglycemia
  • multiple vitamin deficiencies, such as vitamins B1 (thiamin), B2 (riboflavin), B6 (pyridoxine), B12, C, K as well as folic acid and niacin.
  • damage to our organs

 

Diet supplements can help maintain your health, but cannot prevent all damage.

 

When I was younger, none of that entered my head.  I wonder how much healthier I could be now?

 

Are you a designated driver?  If not, will you be riding with one?

We don’t want to make the moms angry, do we?

 

Kathy

 

 

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