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Moving Forward: Comprehensive Integrated Mental Health Plan, 2006-2011 

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Adults who Engage in Heavy Drinking, Alaska and U.S., 2004-2010

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The CDC National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention & Health Promotion defines heavy drinking as more than 2 alcoholic drinks for men or more than 1 drink for women each day during the past 30 days. The Centers for Disease Control found that these are the levels at which mortality increases.

According to the 2010 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), Alaska ranks number 13 in the U.S. for heavy drinking, with 5.6% of Alaskans classified as heavy drinkers.

Source: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey (BRFSS) and Centers for Disease Control