Excessive alcohol consumption is the third leading preventable cause of death in the United States. It happens in many forms and includes binge drinking, heavy drinking, underage drinking, and any drinking by pregnant women. Each of these behaviors presents risks both to the individual who is engaging in the behavior, as well as their community. The CDC has outlined both short- and long- term health and social consequences of excessive consumption, and binge drinking specifically has been designated as one of the top two priority issues to address in order to make Nebraska the healthiest state by 2020. Research has identified evidence-based strategies that communities can implement in order to prevent and reduce excessive alcohol consumption and its related harms.
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