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Adults in a couple relationship were less likely to drink excessively than those who were not with a partner.

Excessive alcohol use is associated with many chronic health problems, including liver disease, inflammation of the pancreas, high blood pressure, stroke, and various cancers. It is also a factor in many injuries and acts of violence, and can harm a developing fetus. 

Averaging data from 2009 through 2011, King County adults in a couple relationship were less likely than those without a partner to drink excessively.