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Alcohol Use Surveillance

Surveillance of alcohol use is conducted to provide information on the burden of excessive alcohol use and related problems in the state of Georgia. Population-based alcohol-related data are analyzed and disseminated to the public.

Excessive alcohol use is associated with increased risk for:

  • Alcohol dependence
  • Chronic disease
  • Unsafe sexual activity and unintended pregnancy
  • Injury
  • Motor vehicle crashes

Goals

  • Calculate prevalence of binge and heavy drinking in Georgia.
  • Produce data summaries on the burden of excessive alcohol use.
  • Provide information and technical assistance to community and public health partners.
  • Propose strategies for prevention of excessive alcohol use and related harms based on scientific evidence.