Summer is a wonderful time for outdoor activities with family and friends. For many people, a day at the beach, on the boat, or at a backyard barbecue will include drinking alcoholic beverages. 

 Up to 70 percent of water rec deaths involve alcohol use

 
But excessive drinking and summer activities don’t mix. Drinking impairs both physical and mental abilities, and it also decreases inhibitions—which can lead to tragic consequences on the water, on the road, and in the great outdoors.
 
In fact, research shows that up to 70 percent of all water recreation deaths of teens and adults involve the use of alcohol. 
 

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