According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention men are more likely than women to drink excessively. Drinking excessively puts people at risk for emotional damage (including depression and suicide) and physical injuries (from car accidents, fighting, sexual assault and domestic violence), and unsafe sexual behaviors, such as unprotected sex.
The long-term health risks of excessive alcohol use can lead to chronic disease and other serious problems, including high blood pressure, liver disease, digestive problems, mental health issues, cancer, and dementia.
Luke Bergmann, PhD MSW, Assistant Vice President, Office of Behavioral Health, outlines these tips to cut back on alcohol use.
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