Alcohol Use and Your Health

March 28, 2020 by Mandy Qualls

Filed under For the Workforce, Health and Wellness

Last modified March 28, 2020

Drinking too much can harm your health. Excessive alcohol use led to approximately 88,000 deaths and 2.5 million years of potential life lost (YPLL) each year in the United States from 2006 – 2010, shortening the lives of those who died by an average of 30 years. Further, excessive drinking was responsible for 1 in 10 deaths among working-age adults aged 20-64 years. The economic costs of excessive alcohol consumption in 2010 were estimated at $249 billion, or $2.05 a drink.

https://www.cdc.gov/alcohol/fact-sheets/alcohol-use.htm

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