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All of us can choose a healthier future for ourselves, our loved ones, and our communities.

More than 140,000 people die from excessive alcohol use in the US each year.

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

CDC Alcohol Program: Celebrating 20 years

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

17 billion total binge drinks by US adults annually = 470 total binge drinks per binge drinker. half of total binge drinks consumed by those aged 35+. www.cdc.gov/alcohol

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.

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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.

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Nationwide problems, local solutions.