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.
- 17 Billion Total Binge Drinks by US Adults Annually
- CDC Guide for Measuring Alcohol Outlet Density
- Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention for People Who Consume Alcohol and Use Opioids
- Vital Signs: Alcohol Poisoning Deaths in the US, 2010 — 2012
- Prevalence of Alcohol Dependence Among US Adult Drinkers, 2009 — 2011
- Reducing Alcohol Outlet Density Can Reduce Violent Crime
- A Shot of Truth: Myth Busting Excessive Alcohol Use
- The Surprising Link Between Alcohol and Cancer
- Reducing Alcohol-Related Harms Through Commercial Host Liability
Infographic: What is excessive alcohol use?
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