More and more Americans are drinking themselves to death. A new study this week finds there were around 72,000 alcohol-related deaths among people over the age of 16 in 2017—more than double the number of similar deaths recorded two decades earlier.
Almost 1 million alcohol-related deaths among people over age 16 documented in the U.S. between 1999 and 2017.
In 2017, the number from alcohol related death ballooned up to 72,558, or a rate of 25.5 deaths per 100,000 people.
In comparison, just over 70,000 people in the U.S. died of overdose from illicit drugs like heroin and fentanyl in 2017.
Takeaway: Talk to our child about the dangers of alcohol. Stop alcohol addiction when they are young.
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