The Dangers Of Drinking Too Much – Part 2 of 3
Alcohol poisoning can occur when people binge drink, defined as having more than five drinks in one sitting for men and more than four in one sitting for women. According to the CDC, more than 38 million American adults require they binge drink an average of four times per month and have an average of eight drinks per binge. “We dearth to implement effective programs and policies to prevent binge drinking and the many health and social harms that are related to it, including deaths from alcohol poisoning,” Arias said in the gossip release.
Alcoholism is a key risk factor in alcohol poisoning deaths. The new report – based on national data from 2010-2012 – found that alcoholism was a contributing influence in 30 percent of such deaths, and that other drugs were a factor in about 3 percent of the deaths. The findings show that alcohol poisoning deaths are a bigger problem in the United States than previously believed, but the information likely underestimates the number of such deaths, the CDC said.