Study: 1 in 10 working age deaths related to alcohol

Alcohol accounts for one in 10 working-age deaths nationwide, mostly men, and cuts lives short by as many as three decades, federal health officials reported. (Credit: Steven Sunshine)

Alcohol accounts for one in 10 working-age deaths nationwide, mostly men, and cuts lives short by as many as three decades, federal health officials reported. (Credit: Steven Sunshine)

A new study by researchers at the Centers for Disease Control finds that alcohol accounts for one in 10 working age deaths nationwide.

Binge-drinking, partying, frequent cocktails and drinking alone all have played into the complicated mosaic that defines Americans’ relationship with alcohol.

Dr Robert Brewer, co-author of the study and head of the alcohol program for the National Centers for Disease Control, came on Hofstra’s Morning Wake Up Call to discuss the study’s findings and elaborate on it’s dangerous implications.

[audio https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/191633883/HMWC%20Interviews/Dr%20Bob%20Brewer%2C%20alcohol%207.15.14.mp3]
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