10 Percent of You Will Drink Yourselves to Death, But 99 Percent of You Probably Don't Know It

July 31, 2014 10:18 PM

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10 Percent of You Will Drink Yourselves to Death, But 99 Percent of You Probably Don't Know It

About a month ago, the Centers for Disease control told Americans that, in no uncertain terms, one in 10 of us will die as a result of excessive alcohol consumption. One in 10. Yes, you read that right. And yes, it's a big number. These are working-age adults we're talking about too, most of whom are not alcoholics. One out of 10 adults sadly and frequently cut down in the primes of their lives. To the media's credit, the publication of this study made headlines (well, at least page four or five headlines) for a day or two. After that however, coverage declined on a sharper trajectory than ticket sales for a botched sequel and, one week out, the story that Al gore might have titled A Buzz Kill of a Truth was left showing on virtually zero screens.

Death and disease are bummers -- I get it. And it's summertime after all -- who wants to talk about premature mortality and preventable illness with the rubbery smell of beach balls in the air? I mean, does anyone really want to discuss how that keg of beer next to Uncle Jerry might as well be the R...

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