How Many People Die From Excessive Drinking?

Excessive drinking is a public health term that describes participation in any form of short- or long-term alcohol consumption capable of producing significant harm and/or triggering fatal outcomes. Specific forms of this practice include heavy drinking and binge drinking. In a study published in June 2014 in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention journal…

Heavy Drinking More Deadly for Women

Doctors and public health officials know that alcohol affects women and men in different ways. Specifically, women who drink have higher risks for certain serious health problems than their male counterparts; in addition, women who drink have unique health concerns not found in men. In a study review published in March 2014 in the Journal…