Binge Drinking Kills 6 People Per Day, Says New CDC Study – More than 2,200 people die every year due to binge drinking. High alcohol consumption is considered to be 8 or more drinks per week for women and 15 per week for men.
The data was collected through the National Statistics System and reasearchers found that 75% of alcohol-poisoning deaths are male. Moreover, Native Americans and Alaskans have the highest rate of such deaths based on population groups.
Experts say high alcohol consumption is 8 drinks per week for women, and 15 for men. Long-term risks include a myriad of conditions from high blood pressure, liver disease and cancer to psychological disorders. To prevent alcohol-related deaths, researchers suggest more regulations on its availability and enforcement that prevents illegal sales.
Though one or two alcoholic drinks per day are recommended by some, professionals say that not everyone can drink in such moderation.