Skip to comments.Most problem drinkers not alcoholics, CDC reports
Posted on 01/07/2014 7:02:10 PM PST by RoosterRedux
At least 38 million U.S. adults drink too much, and most of them are not alcoholics, according to a new Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
For every one person who is alcoholic there are about six who are problem drinkers, drinking enough to adversely affect their lives, their health, their work situation or family situation, CDC director Dr. Tom Frieden said.
Three-quarters of Americans who drink too much are considered binge drinkers. This includes men who consume more than four alcoholic drinks in one setting and women who consume more than three.
But excessive drinking can also include high average drinkers (men who consume more than an average of two drinks per day or 14 per week and women who average more than one drink per day or seven per week). Any alcohol consumed by pregnant women, people under the age of 21 or people driving cars or operating heavy machinery is considered too much, Frieden said.
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Shocker! How much did this stupid study cost us?
I am not a bing drinker, but I have a problem with alcohol.
This is my 2014 resolution to stop all alcohol consumption.
I am not an alcoholic but there are times I think that might be easier.
I have a drinking problem...and I want to overcome it.
How long is a “setting?” What if one has six drinks through 6 hours? Does that make someone an alcoholic, or a binge drinker?
You can do it if you want to do it.
Get some help and good luck.
I like sobriety...I like being sober for days on end.
I think I am at the end of this rope.;-)
The expert is no longer around to ask.
He died at his home in Hyannis Port, Mass. at age 77 in August of 2009.
It’s not what you drink or how much you drink, it’s what happens when you drink.
I am doing pretty well...
But you know, your point is well taken.
Serious drunks realize they have a serious problem...moderate drunks can lie to themselves forever.
My cases of tall-can Busch Light days are over :-)
It’s not what you drink, how much or how often you do. It’s what happens when you drink that matters.
If you wake up next to a strange chick that has facial hair, you probably have a drinking problem.
When will they figure out the same regarding most problem drivers?
I was witha gf for several years who was a Case Study for alcoholism.
And I mean that she, and then and her entire family were part of a 20+ year research by a gal at IU.
They got a lot of data outta her, I can tell you.
Serious drunks tell their first lie to the person they see every morning when they look in the mirror.
Hey, it worked with hand guns, didn't it?
I have been pushing myself to eat/drink as healthily as possible, including not drinking alcohol. It is not easy, but reading the Psalms and the passages on God's holiness helps me a lot to try to stay on the straight and narrow.
I guess so.
But all folks who drink get a new personality when they drink.
Life is easier and looser and more fun.
The problems start in about 40 years. Sometimes less.
Gotta manufacture more criminals.