Alcohol and Public Health

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.

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MMWR: US adults who binge drink are consuming more binge drinks over time, increasing the risk of harm

Excessive drinking cost the US $249 billion in 2010.Find out how much excessive alcohol use cost in your state.

Excessive drinking cost the US $249 billion in 2010. Find out how much excessive alcohol use cost in your state.

Generate estimates of deaths and years of potential life lost from excessive alcohol use.

Generate estimates of deaths and years of potential life lost from excessive alcohol use.

Prevention Status Reports on Alcohol-Related Harms: How does your state rank?

Prevention Status Reports on Alcohol-Related Harms: How does your state rank?