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Study Finds Tens of Millions of Americans Drink Alcohol at Dangerous Levels

A new study from the National institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism finds that nearly 32 million U.S. adults consumed more than twice the number of drinks considered binge drinking on at least one occasion. Binge drinking, according to the report, is defined as having four or more drinks on one occasion for women, and five or more drinks on one occasion for men. This behavior itself is associated with increased health and safety risks – risks that increase when the drinker has more than four or five drinks, behavior known as “extreme binge drinking.” In the study, researchers analyzed three levels of binge drinking, ranging from four to seven drinks, eight to 11 drinks, and 12 or more drinks on a single occasion for women; and five to nine drinks, 10-14 drinks, and 15 or more drinks on a single occasion for men. The report, which analyzes 2013 behavior, found a significant increase over 2012 behavior.

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