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Do you consider yourself as someone who drinks a lot? The top 10 percent of American drinkers are said to consume more than 10 drinks per day.

Do you like to enjoy one drink with dinner every night? That puts you in the top 30 percent of American adults in terms of per-capita alcohol consumption. If you drink two glasses, that would put you in the top 20 percent.

Consider the costs and the benefits of controlling alcohol consumption. Which drug gives Americans the greatest pleasure and the most pain? The answer is alcohol. The pain comes not only from drunk driving and lost lives but also from alcoholism, family problems, crime, violence, health issues, and squandered human potential. Young and old, drinkers and abstainers alike, all are affected. Everyone in The United States of America is actually paying for alcohol abuse.

National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions (NESARC) data.

Alcoholism Isn’t What It Used to Be: New Research on the Nature and Diagnosis of Alcohol Use Disorders

Mark Willenbring, M.D., Director, Division of Treatment and Recovery Research
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, NIH

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https://webmeeting.nih.gov/p27471408/
Runtime: 103 minutes
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Adolescent Development and Alcohol Use

Vivian B. Faden, Ph.D., Acting Director, Office of Science Policy and Communications
Patricia A. Powell, Ph.D., Chief, Science Policy Branch
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, NIH

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https://webmeeting.nih.gov/p95927495/
Runtime: 26.54 minutes
(Please note: Audio and slide presentation begins at the 12 second mark)