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Alcohol & Drug Use


"Did You Know?" is a weekly feature from the Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support to inform your prevention activities. We invite you to read, share, and take action!

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  • One in eight adult women and one in five high school girls in the United States binge drink. Women who binge drink do so about three times a month, averaging six drinks per binge.
  • Drinking too much alcohol results in about 23,000 deaths among women and girls each year, and increases risks for cancer, heart disease, sexually transmitted diseases, and unintended pregnancy.
  • The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends evidence-based strategies for preventing excessive alcohol use, including binge drinking.

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  • Page last updated: November 9, 2015
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