2,221 People Dying from Binge Drinking

According to a recent study conducted by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) an average of 6 people die on a daily basis from alcohol poisoning. What’s even more surprising than that number is the demographic that this statistic is based upon; the CDC said it found that white men between the ages of 35 and 64 are dying most often from alcohol poisoning. This specific demographic accounts for 76% of the deaths.

Alcohol related deaths cost the country, in terms of workplace productivity and in the number of accidents they cause, around $223.5 billion (according to 2006 figures.) The CDC’s principal deputy director, Ileana Arias is calling for more effective programs and policies to prevent binge drinking.

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