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Excessive Alcohol Consumption

December 12, 2012

In the United States annually, excessive alcohol consumption acounts for an average of 79,000 deaths making it the 3rd leading preventable cause of death in the country.  This serious public health problem carries a heavy economic burden and causes a number of adverse health and social consequences, including premature death, increases in disease and injury, property damage from fire and motor vehicle crashes, alcohol-related crime, and lost productivity.

From: "The Econnomic Costs of Excessive Alcohol Consumption" CADCA Research into Action January/February 2012 

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