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Most adults who drink excessively not alcohol dependent

November 26, 2014

Almost 90% of adults who drink excessively are not alcoholics or dependent on alcohol, according to recent findings released by the CDC and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Researcher Robert D. Brewer, MD, MSPH, alcohol program lead at CDC, and colleagues pooled data from 138,100 adults who completed the National Survey on Drug Use and Health in 2009, 2010 or 2011. Binge drinking was defined as men having five or more drinks on the same occasion within the past 30 days; for women, it was having four or more drinks during the same time frame. The researchers defined heavy drinking for women as having consumed eight or more drinks weekly during the past 30 days, and for men, it consisted of having 15 or more drinks weekly.

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