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The Current State of Florida's Struggle with Alcoholism

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 23, 2016 7:24:23 AM / by RU National posted in Alcohol Treatment, Treatment, Alcoholism, Alcohol Addiction, Prevention, Drunk-Driving

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Though national attention has understandably shifted toward opioid and heroin addiction, a problem that continues to take thousands of lives each year, alcohol abuse and addiction remain one of the most dominant addiction threats in the United States. Each year, nearly 88,000 Americans dies from alcohol-related causes. In 2014, there were nearly 10,000 alcohol-related driving deaths, accounting for 31 percent of overall motor vehicle fatalities nationwide. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports 19,388 deaths from alcoholic liver disease and 30,722 deaths from alcohol-related health issues, excluding accidents and homicides, in 2015. American youth is at an increasingly higher risk for alcohol abuse.

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