Oregon Health Authority Launches Campaign To Curb Excessive Drinking

PORTLAND, Ore. – State health officials believe Oregon is facing a public health problem from excessive alcohol use.

The Oregon Health Authority launched its “Rethink the Drink” campaign on Friday.

The agency is targeting binge drinkers and heavy drinkers.

They says Binge drinkers are men who consume 5 or more drinks on a one occasion and for women its four or more drinks.

Heavy drinkers are men who put down 8 or more drinks a week and women who put away 15 or more drinks in a week.

The campaign is intended to “build healthier communities” by showing how many people might be drinking excessively without knowing it.

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