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Excessive Alcohol Use: Preventing a Leading Risk for Death, Disease, and Injury

This fact sheet summarizes statistics about excessive alcohol use, including binge and underage drinking, as a public health problem and steps being taken by CDC to address this problem. More than 4 out of 10 college students report binge drinking. Among high school students who drink alcohol, two out of three report binge drinking. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; April 2016)