Blaq Status - Black Entertainment News and Blogs - Alcohol Consumption and Your Health Drinking excessively can hurt your health. Exorbitant alcohol consumption caused approximately 88,000 deaths for around 2.5 million years of future life lost each year in the United States from 2006-- 2010, reducing the lives of those who passed away by about three decade. Further, extreme drinking was accountable for 1 in 10 deaths among working-age men and women 20- 54 years of age. The economic Fri, 06 Oct 2017 20:58:31 UTC en