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Effects of Drinking Alcohol on Your Health

While most people know that drinking too much alcohol can lead to injuries and deaths in car crashes, many people do not know that drinking too much alcohol also can increase the chances of  cancer, suicide, unintended pregnancies, sexually transmitted infections, and other negative health outcomes. CDC provides for the common defense of the country and, as such, has a significant role in fighting excessive alcohol use through the use of our science, tracking, and service to the countless Americans and their families affected by drinking too much.

Binge Drinking

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Learn more about its risks and its impact.


Drinking & Driving

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Get the facts.


Underage Drinking

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Help prevent and reduce underage drinking.


Alcohol & Pregnancy

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Learn the effects that drinking alcohol during pregnancy can have on a baby.


Video: Binge Drinking

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Explore some the health risks of binge drinking including:

  • Unintended pregnancy
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Injury
  • Car crashes
  • Violence
  • Chronic diseases such as high blood pressure, stroke, heart disease, and liver disease.

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