It’s been an odd year for booze.
The first month of the year was the worst for alcohol consumption, according to the National Institutes of Health, and the second month was the second worst.
That’s been going on for a while, though.
Alcohol consumption was already trending downward by January, and by May there was a lot of talk about it being the worst month for alcohol since 1869.
The trend has continued.
The CDC recently released the results of a national survey that found that in 2017, the overall number of alcohol-related deaths was down 10.2% from the same period in 2016.
But overall, the number of Americans drinking alcohol dropped by 2.5% to 6.6 million.
That was largely due to a decrease in people drinking at bars and restaurants, which were responsible for more than half of the total.
It was also the first month in history that fewer people reported drinking in public, which led to fewer people reporting drinking in bars.
The data shows that the number one cause of deaths in the U.S. in 2017 was people who reported drinking at least once in the past month.
That dropped to third place, down from sixth.
And for the second straight year, the numbers are showing that Americans who report drinking in a bar and/or a restaurant are far more likely to die than those who don’t.
That, in turn, has led to a drop in the number and rate of people who are injured by alcohol.
The good news for Americans who drink at bars or restaurants is that the overall decline in alcohol- related deaths has not been all that bad, according a new report from the National Bureau of Economic Research.
While the number has been trending downward in recent years, the rate of alcohol poisoning deaths in 2017 has remained fairly stable over the past year, according the report.
That means people who do not drink have not been significantly more likely than those drinking are to die.
This is important news because the number is often used as a proxy for how drunk people are, but the report found that while the overall rate of deaths from alcohol poisoning has been decreasing, the percentage of people reporting alcohol poisoning is actually increasing.
The report also found that the rate is dropping across all age groups, and that among white Americans, the prevalence of alcohol consumption was still the highest in 2016, while it was decreasing among black Americans.
So what’s happening?
One thing that may be contributing to the decrease in alcohol deaths is that people are becoming more educated about the health risks of alcohol, and this has helped drive down the number.
“When you have more information, it opens up a whole new door of thinking about how we’re going to respond to this and how we can address it,” said David Kessler, a professor of public health at the University of California at Berkeley.
Kessler said the new data is also helping to shed light on the factors that lead to alcohol-associated mortality.
“This is a much more complex issue than the average person would think,” he said.
For instance, there are two types of alcohol.
“You have what we call pure alcohol, which is what is usually found in beer and wine,” he explained.
“The second category is alcohol that is not alcohol, that’s called ‘liquor’ or ‘dry-hopped alcohol.’
There are other things that you have to consider, such as if you are over 21, you have the possibility of driving under the influence of alcohol.”
That means there’s more information on the effects of alcohol and what to do when you’re driving under it.
And people are also more aware of the consequences of drinking, so they’re less likely to drink in public and not to report drinking at all, he added.
But it’s also important to remember that this is not the end of the story.
“There’s also a large population that’s under 21, so there are risks associated with drinking in this group that they’re not aware of,” Kessler said.
And alcohol-specific laws can also make people more aware about the dangers of drinking in general, he said, and they’re also more likely not to consume more than four drinks per day.
“So, if you’re a 20-something and you’re drinking, and you know you can get into trouble for doing so, and if you have four drinks, you might not be able to tell your friends about it, but you know people who have four- or five- and six-packs and can drink,” he added, noting that people who don