- Alcohol and Pregnancy
Alcohol use during pregnancy can cause fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs), which are physical, behavioral, and intellectual disabilities that last a lifetime. More than 3 million US women are at risk of exposing their developing baby to alcohol because they are drinking, having sex, and not using birth control to prevent pregnancy.2/2/2016 12:00:00 PM
- Alcohol Poisoning Deaths
On average, 6 people died every day from alcohol poisoning in the US from 2010 to 2012. Alcohol poisoning is caused by drinking large quantities of alcohol in a short period of time. Very high levels of alcohol in the body can shutdown critical areas of the brain that control breathing, heart rate, and body temperature, resulting in death.1/6/2015 12:00:00 PM
- Alcohol Screening and Counseling
Alcohol Screening and Counseling. Alcohol screening and brief counseling, Alcohol screening and counseling, Alcohol screening and brief intervention, ASBI, Electronic screening and brief intervention, eSBI, Excessive drinking, Risky drinking, Binge drinking.1/7/2014 12:00:00 PM
Drinking too much – including binge drinking* – is a dangerous behavior resulting in about 23,000 deaths in women and girls each year. Binge drinking increases the chances of breast cancer, sexually transmitted diseases, heart disease, unintended pregnancy, and many other health problems. .
1/8/2013, 1:00 PM
New estimates show that binge drinking* is a bigger problem than previously thought. More than 38 million US adults binge drink, about 4 times a month, and the largest number of drinks per binge is on average 8. This behavior greatly increases the chances of getting hurt or hurting others due to car crashes, violence, and suicide.
1/10/2012, 1:00 PM
Binge drinking* is a dangerous behavior for all ages. Drinking too much, including binge drinking, causes more than 79,000 deaths in the US each year and is a leading preventable cause of death.
10/5/2010, 1:00 PM
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