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Binge drinking bigger problem than previously believed

Binge drinking bigger problem than previously believed

MEDIA RELEASE More than 38 million U.S. adults binge drink an average of four times a month and the most drinks they consume on average is eight, according to a new Vital Signs report form the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While binge drinking is more common among young adults ages 18–34, of those […]

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CDC: Excessive drinking costs U.S. $223.5 billion

CDC: Excessive drinking costs U.S. $223.5 billion

MEDIA RELEASE A new study finds excessive alcohol consumption cost the United States $223.5 billion in 2006, or about $1.90 per drink. By implementing effective community-based prevention strategies, we can reduce excessive alcohol consumption and its costs. Excessive alcohol consumption is known to kill about 79,000 people in the United States each year, but a […]

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