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Alcohol Addiction Centre: The CDC’s New Findings and Why Women Are More At Risk

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On Tuesday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report that chronicles an under-addressed problem in the U.S.: binge drinking among women and girls. Though viewed only as an activity—done at parties—and not necessarily as a lifestyle, or an addiction problem, the CDC’s report makes it clear that addressing binge drinking among women should be a major concern for alcohol prevention groups and alcohol addiction centres across the country.

Binge drinking, as defined in the CDC’s report, is when a person consumes four or more alcoholic drinks in one sitting. The organisation found that approximately one in eight American women (18 years and older) binge drink, while one in five secondary school-aged American girls binge drink.

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