CDC: Six People Die Each Day of Alcohol Poisoning

On average, six people die each day as a result of alcohol poisoning. You’d probably think most are binge-drinking college students. Surprisingly, according to the CDC, that is not the case. According to their study, 76 percent of them are between 35 to 64, and three of every four are men.

The deaths are largely tied to binge-drinking, with those episodes averaging a staggering eight drinks per binge. That level of consumption soaks drinkers’ brains in enough alcohol to shut down mechanisms that control breathing, heart rate and body temperature and sometimes causes death.

ABC’s Scott Goldberg joined us with details:

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