Deaths due to alcohol consumption have risen 35 percent since 2007, and deaths among women have spiked a shocking 67 percent. Mortality from alcohol now exceeds the number of deaths from opioid overdose, and alcohol addiction is three times more expensive to treat than opioid addiction. Binge drinking has been linked to a rise in emergency room visits, and chronic drinking may lead to a variety of health conditions, from various cancers, liver problems, cardiovascular conditions, nerve issues, and dementia.

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