A Sobering Reality: Alcohol Kills More Americans Each Year Than Drug Overdoses Do

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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

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