What health problems are associated with excessive alcohol use?
Excessive drinking both in the form of heavy drinking or binge drinking, is associated with numerous health problems, including
Chronic diseases such as liver cirrhosis (damage to liver cells); pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas); various cancers, including liver, mouth, throat, larynx (the voice box), and esophagus; high blood pressure; and psychological disorders.
Unintentional injuries, such as motor-vehicle traffic crashes, falls, drowning, burns, and firearm injuries.
Violence, such as child maltreatment, homicide, and suicide.
Harm to a developing fetus if a woman drinks while pregnant, such as fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.
Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
Alcohol use disorders.
Cdc.gov. 2020. Alcohol Questions And Answers | CDC. [online] Available at: <https://www.cdc.gov/alcohol/faqs.htm> [Accessed 19 August 2020].