The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released a new study that reveals some sobering facts about alcohol use among American adults: one in 10 deaths among adults nationwide between the ages of 20 and 64 is linked to alcohol consumption.
The new study also provides new guidelines that define heavy drinking differently among the sexes. Women are classified as heavy drinkers if they have eight or more drinks a week, or roughly one per day. Men are classified as heavy drinkers if they have 14 drinks a week or two per day.
Dr. Fred Berger, medical director of the Scripps Alcohol and Drug Treatment Program, weighs in on these new guidelines in the U-T San Diego’s article CDC Issues New Guidelines on Alcohol.