Features and Vital Signs

CDC Alcohol Program: Celebrating 20 years

See some of the milestones from the past 20 years and the CDC Alcohol Program’s contributions.

More than 93,000 people die from excessive alcohol use in the United States each year.

Everyone can help prevent excessive alcohol use. Learn how you can take action.

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Don’t binge drink. Drinking less reduces the chance you’ll harm yourself or others.

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The cost of excessive alcohol use in the United States rose to almost a quarter trillion dollars in 2010.

VItal Signs
3 in 4. 76% of alcohol poisoning deaths are among adults ages 35-64

A deadly consequence of binge drinking.

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An effective but underused health service.

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A serious, under-recognized problem among women and girls.

17 billion total binge drink by US adults annually

Nationwide problems, local solutions.