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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.
- 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
Alcohol Policy Consultations
- Jim Roeber, MSPH
- Alcohol Epidemiologist, Epidemiology and Response Division
New Mexico Department of Health
- Tanja Popovic, MD, PhD
- Scientific Director
- John Iskander, MD, MPH
- Deputy Scientific Director
- Susan Laird, MSN, RN
- Communications Director
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