Excessive drinking kills 1 in 10 working-age adults

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ATLANTA, GA – Living life by the drop, until you die. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says excessive drinking causes 10% of the deaths in working-age adults. So now you know: if you drink, don’t work.  It’s too dangerous.

Alcohol is the forth-largest cause of preventable deaths, behind smoking, poor nutrition and lack of activity. From 2006 through 2010, an average of 87,798 deaths were attributed to alcohol each year. The report also suggests that all those premature deaths cost the United States $244 billion a year.

But that has nothing to do with you, right? You’re just a social drinker! Well, according to the CDC, if you’re a man consuming 15 drinks or more per week, or a woman, consuming 8 drinks or more per week, not only are you social: you went viral!

Once again, moderation is the key. You don’t wanna kick the bucket while the party’s still going on.