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Alcohol Use

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Excessive alcohol use includes binge drinking, heavy drinking, underage drinking, and drinking while pregnant.1


Why It's Important

Excessive alcohol use can lead to an increased risk of health problems such as injuries, violence, liver diseases, digestive problems, and mental health issues. Many leading causes of death may be at least partially caused by the abuse of alcohol, including heart disease, cancer, stroke, and unintentional injuries.2


How It's Tracked

New Jersey's Division of Addiction Services is housed in the Department of Human Services. Alcohol use is primarily tracked by the Department of Health and nationally through:

Other Data and Information Resources

New Jersey

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services