The number of US alcohol deaths per year has doubled since 1999

Article from Vox by German Lopez

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From the article:

America is in the middle of an alcohol epidemic.
That’s one takeaway from a new study published this month in Alcoholism, which found the number of alcohol-related deaths more than doubled between 1999 and 2017 from nearly 36,000 to nearly 73,000, and the rate of alcohol-related deaths rose by more than 50 percent from 16.9 per 100,000 people to 25.5.

This article discusses the findings of this study and examines how it speaks to a problem in American public health policy.

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