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6 Americans die from alcohol poisoning each day

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that 2,200 Americans die from alcohol poisoning every year. That's an average of six deaths every day.

In a statement, the CDC called the figure a "heartbreaking reminder" about the dangers of excessive alcohol use. The CDC also added that the numbers are likely higher, since alcohol-related deaths are often underreported.

The CDC Vital Signs report states that more than 38 million Americans binge drink an average of four times a month. A majority of deaths from alcohol poisoning occur in adults aged 35 to 64, and 76 percent of those who die from alcohol poisoning are men.

The CDC has urged the medical community to talk to patients about alcohol and the dangerous effects of excessive drinking.