Excessive alcohol use, including underage drinking and binge drinking (drinking 5 or more drinks on an occasion for men or 4 or more drinks on an occasion for women), can lead to increased risk of health problems such as injuries, violence, liver diseases, and cancer. The CDC Alcohol Program works to strengthen the scientific foundation for preventing excessive alcohol use. Program Overview.
Frequently Asked QuestionsIntroduction to alcohol, drinking patterns, excessive alcohol use...
Online ToolsTrack Policies and Alcohol-Attributable Deaths
Fact SheetsBinge drinking, Alcohol Use and Health, Preventing Excessive Alcohol Use…
Public Health SurveillanceNational surveys, Data, Trends, and Maps
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Additional ResourcesOther alcohol-related CDC programs, federal agencies, and organizations
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Public Health Objectives and GuidelinesHealthy People 2020, Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010…
About UsCDC's Alcohol Program, CDC-funded state Alcohol Epidemiologists…
- Vital Signs: Alcohol Poisoning Deaths in the US, 2010–2012
- Prevalence of Alcohol Dependence Among US Adult Drinkers, 2009–2011
- Reducing Alcohol Outlet Density Can Reduce Violent Crime
- A Shot of Truth: Myth Busting Excessive Alcohol Use
- The Surprising Link Between Alcohol and Cancer
- Reducing Alcohol-Related Harms Through Commercial Host Liability
- Regulating Alcohol Outlet Density: An Action Guide
Infographic: What is excessive alcohol use?
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- Page last updated: October 16, 2015
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