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Excessive alcohol use, including underage drinking and binge drinking (drinking 5 or more drinks during a single occasion for men or 4 or more drinks during a single occasion for women), is responsible for 80,000 deaths and 2.3 million years of potential life lost in the U.S. each year, and cost the United States $223.5 billion in 2006 or about $1.90 per drink.

This powerful session of Public Health Grand Rounds explored the public health impact of excessive alcohol use and evidence-based strategies to prevent it, with specific attention to the role that state and local public health agencies play in addressing this important public health problem.

Presented By

CAPT Bob Brewer, MD, MSPH
Alcohol Program Leader
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC
David H. Jernigan, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Health, Behavior and Society
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
James F. Mosher, JD
President
Alcohol Policy Consultations
Jim Roeber, MSPH
Alcohol Epidemiologist, Epidemiology and Response Division
New Mexico Department of Health

Facilitated By

Tanja Popovic, MD, PhD
Scientific Director
John Iskander, MD, MPH
Deputy Scientific Director
Susan Laird, MSN, RN
Communications Director

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  • Page last reviewed: February 28, 2018
  • Page last updated: February 28, 2018
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