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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)


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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

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Public Health Objectives and Guidelines

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

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