Jacob Sullum on Uncle Sam's Drinking Game


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Does your doctor nag you about your drinking? The federal government wishes he would. Jacob Sullum writes that in January the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention noted with alarm that most Americans say they have never discussed alcohol consumption with a health professional. Physicians' reluctance to broach the subject is especially troubling, the CDC said, because "at least 38 million adults in the U.S. drink too much."