Screening for Excessive Alcohol Use and Brief Counseling of Adults — 17 States and the District of Columbia, 2014

CDC MORIBIDITY & MORTALITY REPORT | on Thu, Mar 30, 1:00 PM

In 2014, only one in three binge drinkers was asked about alcohol use and advised about risky or harmful drinking levels. Further, only one in six binge drinkers was asked about alcohol use and advised by a health professional to reduce their drinking. A previous CDC report of 2011 BRFSS data found that only one in six U.S. adults reported ever talking with a health professional about alcohol. Because of differences in the methodologies between this prior study and the current study, includin...

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