Saturday, March 15, 2014

CDC states- Most alcohol-linked deaths occur among working-age adults

Americans excessive indulgence in alcohol leads to thousands of deaths every year, and it has been found according to a government report that the most of people who die due to drinking are working-age adults. For this study researchers collected data through death-certificate and alcohol-consumption data from 11 different states including California, Florida, Michigan, Nebraska, South Dakota, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin, New Mexico, North Carolina and North Dakota. Further they analyzed data through a computer model by listing of 54 alcohol-related problems and also calculated how the drinking could have contributed in general to these deaths. Janina Kean, president and CEO of High Watch Recovery Center, a drug-rehab facility in Kent, Conn explains the situation that, “There's more exposure to drugs and alcohol in the impoverished way that minorities in our country have had to exist. We don't seem to understand that addiction is a brain disease. We don't blame people with diabetes or heart disease or cancer, but we seem to think people suffering from addiction have chosen to do what they do.”

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