Tagged: CDC

NEWS: USA: Link between Binge Alcohol Use and Prescription Drugs Misuse

A new study by the CDC reports more than 4.2 million Americans who misused prescription opioids between 2012 and 2014 also engaged in binge alcohol use. People who binged on alcohol were nearly twice as likely to misuse prescription opioids as abstainers…

NEWS: Alcohol, Tobacco Rip Whole In Personal Finances

Alcohol and tobacco use are drains on personal finances and rip wholes into people’s wallets and bank accounts. A new study released Tuesday by the personal finance organization WalletHub gives us a rough idea of the fact that tobacco, like alcohol use, expenditures are ripping wholes into the wallets and bank accounts of people…

NEWS: USA: Fewer Youth Drive Under Influence

Far fewer young people are driving under the influence of alcohol, according to a new survey from the United States. Comparing data from 2002 and 2014, government researchers discovered a 59% drop in driving under the influence among 16- to 20-year-olds. For adults between 21 and 25, the decline was 38%…

NEWS: USA: Alcohol A Major Burden For Economy

New estimates say excess alcohol consumption cost the U.S. economy a quarter-trillion dollars in 2010. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has put a figure on how much it costs the American economy: $249 billion. That includes spending on health care as well as the economic toll of lost productivity, car crashes, crime, and deaths attributable to alcohol consumption. The biggest economic burden from alcohol manifests in the workplace. Alcohol cost $77 billion in impaired productivity at work in 2010, according to the CDC’s breakdown published in the American Journal of Preventive Health…