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9 out of 10 problem drinkers in the U.S. aren't alcoholics, study says
9 out of 10 problem drinkers in the U.S. aren't alcoholics, study says

You might think that people who throw back five or more drinks in a single outing or who down 15 or more drinks in a week are likely to be alcoholics. But a new study finds that the overwhelming majority of them are not. Only one out of 10 Americans who drank enough to qualify as a binge drinker or an excessive drinker met the clinical definition for alcohol dependence, according to a report released this week by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That may be good news, the report authors say, because it means policy makers can fight back against these dangerous drinking behaviors without having to send legions of people to addiction treatment. Excessive drinking in...

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