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Alcoholism Costing U.S. Over $220 Billion Annually
Date:9/5/2013

n to U.S., each year, alcohol abuse causes an average of 80,000 deaths and 2.3 million years of potential life lost in the United States. Binge drinking, which is defined as five drinks for men and four for women at a single occasion, causes more than half of those deaths and two-thirds of the years of life lost, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

"This study alerts states to the huge economic impact of excessive alcohol use, and shows how it affects all of us by reducing productivity, increasing criminal justice expenses and increasing health care costs," CDC Director Dr. Thomas Frieden said in an agency news release. "Effective prevention programs can support people in making wise choices about drinking alcohol, and help reduce the huge personal and social costs of excessive drinking."

“Not only does alcoholism cause many health-related issues, it can also bring its share of legal problems including affecting both your criminal and driving records. If you suffer from this dependency, contact a detox center such as Harbor Village,” said Robert Niznik, Harbor Village CEO.

For more information, visit: http://harborvillageflorida.com/ ;
or call the 24/7 hotline 1-855-338-6900.

Media Contact: 
Robert Niznik 
Harbor Village 
Miami, FL 
305-999-5728 
robert(at)harborvillageflorida(dot)com

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