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Research, Recommendations and Guidelines

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Prevalence of Alcohol Dependence Among US Adult Drinkers, 2009-2011
Excessive alcohol consumption is responsible for 88,000 deaths annually and cost the United States $223.5 billion in 2006. It is often assumed that most excessive drinkers are alcohol dependent. However, few studies have examined the prevalence of alcohol dependence among excessive drinkers. The objective of this study was to update prior estimates of the prevalence of alcohol dependence among US adult drinkers.

Excessive Alcohol Use and Risks to Men's Health
Learn more about excessive alcohol use and risks to men's health.

Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention
Drinking too much alcohol can cause many health problems. There are easy ways health professionals can screen all adults, including pregnant women, and counsel those who drink too much to drink less.

Sociodemographic Differences in Binge Drinking among Adults- 14 States, 2004
In 2004, the overall unadjusted prevalence of binge drinking among adults in the 14 states was 15.9%. Binge drinking prevalence among men (24.3%) was three times higher than among women.

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