alcohol http://kunm.org en CDC: Excessive Drinking Kills New Mexicans http://kunm.org/post/cdc-excessive-drinking-kills-new-mexicans <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p>Excessive drinking is among the leading causes of preventable deaths in the U.S., according to <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6310a2.htm?s_cid=mm6310a2_w">a report</a> just released by the CDC.</p><p>Of the 11 states studied, New Mexico had the highest death rate due to alcohol use. For every 100,000 residents, there are about 51 deaths related to excessive drinking, which is almost double the median rate.</p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 19:38:20 +0000 Marisa Demarco 42632 at http://kunm.org CDC: Excessive Drinking Kills New Mexicans CDC Says Excessive Drinking Costs Taxpayers Billions http://kunm.org/post/cdc-says-excessive-drinking-costs-taxpayers-billions <p>Excessive alcohol consumption cost United States taxpayers more than $220 billion in 2006. That's according to a <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/features/alcoholconsumption/index.html" target="target_blank">new study</a> released by the <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/" target="target_blank">Centers for Disease Control</a>.</p><p>According to the CDC, excessive alcohol consumption, primarily binge drinking, poses a huge public health problem across the country. Major economic impacts include police responses to violence and treatment of health problems related to alcohol.</p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 23:33:28 +0000 Tristan Ahtone 33605 at http://kunm.org CDC Says Excessive Drinking Costs Taxpayers Billions