Reader Poll: Alcohol Consumption in Your Patients

January 13, 2015

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released new data showing that alcohol poisoning kills six Americans each day on average; most are middle-aged, non-Hispanic white men. Also, 30% of alcohol poisoning deaths can be attributed to alcoholism.

CDC Principal Deputy Director Ileana Arias, PhD, said that effective programs and policies need to be established to prevent alcohol-related deaths and binge drinking, which 38 million US adults admit to doing around four times a month.

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