Alcohol dependence represents a more insidious threat than we are willing to acknowledge – to our health, our families and our livelihoods.
By Chuck Ingoglia
Original Source: usatoday.com
America has a drinking problem, but our nation’s overdose crisis has shifted attention away from our national hangover.
It’s time to focus on this long overlooked problem.
Drug overdose deaths rose nearly 30% in 2020 to 93,000, according to preliminary statistics released in July by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
But an estimated 95,000 people die from alcohol-related causes annually, according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). Alcohol is the third-leading preventable cause of…click here to continue reading