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Media Advisory

Embargoed until: Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 1pm ET
Contact: Media Relations
(404) 639-3286

CDC Telebriefing: New Vital Signs Report
How much alcohol is too much?

What

At least 38 million adults in the United States drink too much and most are not alcoholics. What are the latest findings and what can be done to reduce this behavior? CDC will discuss why alcohol screening and brief counseling are a health service that works to curve down alcohol use.

Who

CDC Director Tom Frieden, M.D., M.P.H.

When

Tuesday, January 7 at Noon ET

DIAL-IN:

Media: 888-795-0855                               
Non-Media: 800-369-1605
INTERNATIONAL: 1-630-395-0331
PASSCODE: CDC Media

Important Instructions
If you would like to ask a question during the call, press *1 on your touchtone phone. Press *2 to withdraw your question. You may queue up at any time. You will hear a tone to indicate your question is pending.

TRANSCRIPT
A transcript of this media availability will be available following the briefing at CDC’s web site: www.cdc.gov/media.

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