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.
Explore some the health risks of binge drinking including:
- Unintended pregnancy
- Sexually transmitted diseases
- Car crashes
- Chronic diseases such as high blood pressure, stroke, heart disease, and liver disease.
Answers to common questions about alcohol and health
Why is it important in primary care?
Tools and evidence-based strategies to prevent excessive alcohol use.
Calculate the expected number and value of injuries prevented and lives saved.
Data & Statistics
Find national and state maps, statistics, graphs, and data about alcohol consumption.