Six Americans Die From Alcohol Poisoning Daily: CDC Report
Six Americans die from alcohol poisoning each day, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The death rate from alcohol poisoning is highest among men ages 45 to 54. According to Dr. Robert Brewer, who heads the alcohol program at the CDC, “Most previous studies have looked at college kids and young people, but the problem is bigger than that.”
An average of 2,221 people died of alcohol poisoning each year between 2010 and 2012, the report found.
Alcohol poisoning can occur when a person drinks four or more drinks for women or five or more drinks for men in a short period of time and can lead to death.