Drinking Causes 1 in 10 Deaths of Working-Age Adults, CDC Says

June 27, 2014 7:12 AM

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Drinking Causes 1 in 10 Deaths of Working-Age Adults, CDC Says

A stunning one in 10 deaths in working-age adults may be due to excessive alcohol consumption, a new government study shows.

That adds up to 88,000 deaths per year from 2006 to 2010, according to the report released Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Put another way, that means that binge drinking and heavy regular drinking cut 30 years off the lives of those who died.

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