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Alcohol and Public HealthExcessive 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


Alcohol and Public Health Topics

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Introduction to alcohol, drinking patterns, excessive alcohol use...

Online Tools

Alcohol-Related Disease Impact (ARDI), Alcohol Policy Information System (APIS)

Public Health Surveillance

Data, Trends, and Maps, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS)

Publications

Vital Signs, Scientific Studies…

Additional Resources

Other Alcohol-related CDC Programs, Federal Agencies, Professional and Nonprofit Organizations

Fact Sheets

Binge drinking, Underage drinking, Alcohol Use and Health, Preventing Excessive Alcohol Use…

Online Media

Videos, podcasts, e-cards…

Public Health Objectives and Guidelines

Healthy People 2020, Chronic Disease Indicators, Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010

About Us

CDC's Alcohol Program, CDC-funded State Alcohol Epidemiologists…

Featured Items

Excessive Alcohol Feature Excessive drinking cost the US $223.5 billion in 2006.
Find out how much excessive alcohol use cost in your state. 

Vital Signs Binge Drinking web page Vital Signs Alcohol Screening and Brief Counseling Only 1 in 6 adults reports a health provider has ever talked to them about alcohol use.

ARDI screenThe Alcohol-Related Disease Impact (ARDI) application generates estimates of alcohol-related deaths and Years of Potential Life Lost (YPLL) due to alcohol consumption.

CDC Prevention Status Reports PSR 2013 Excessive Alcohol Use Prevention Status Reports: How does your state rate?

 


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