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Binge drinking; nationwide problem, local solutions
  • Published Date:
    January 10, 2012
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  • Corporate Authors:
    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (U.S.), Division of Adult and Community Health. ; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.), Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology and Laboratory Services. ;
  • Series:
    Vital signs ; 2012 January
    MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report ; v. 61, early release, January, 2012, p. 1-7
  • Description:
    "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. Drinking too much, including binge drinking, causes 80,000 deaths in the US each year and in 2006 cost the economy $223.5 billion. Binge drinking is a problem in all states, even in states with fewer binge drinkers, because they are binging more often and in larger amounts." - p. 1

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