Checkups & Choice is one of many web programs that looks to help people moderate their drinking and determine if they're at risk of alcoholism. Checkup & Choices/Screenshot by KUNM hide caption

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Sobering Up, And Facing The Reality Of Sex Without 'Liquid Courage'

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Efforts aimed at teen drinking and driving help reduce deaths, but so do broader alcohol control efforts. Roy Morsch/Corbis RM Stills/Getty Images hide caption

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Life Expectancy Drops For White Women, Increases For Black Men

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People who drink in moderation tend to be better educated and more well off, which increases their odds of being healthy. Photographer: Katsiaryna Pakhoma/iStockphoto hide caption

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Women Blast CDC's Advice To Use Birth Control If Drinking Alcohol

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Drinking with co-workers can be festive — and fraught. In an informal survey of Salt readers, 25 percent of you told us you'd gotten tipsy enough to regret it at an office party, and 80 percent said you'd seen a co-worker overdo it, with embarrassing results. iStockphoto hide caption

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From Tipsy To Regret: Your Tales From The Office Holiday Party

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Why Do People Get So Bent Out Of Shape About Drinking While Pregnant?

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Abstaining while pregnant is the easiest way to reduce the risk of physical, intellectual and emotional problems in the baby, doctors say. Rachel Weill/Uppercut/Getty Images hide caption

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A Path From 'Blackout' Drunkenness To Sobriety And Self-Acceptance

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After 25 Years, The Days In Illinois Can Have One Happy Hour Again

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A juvenile chimpanzee uses a leaf sponge to drink palm wine in Bossou, Guinea. Gaku Ohashi/Chubu University, Japan, and Wildlife Research Center, Kyoto University, Japan hide caption

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