January 22, 2016
Number of Americans dying from drinking is soaring
Alternet - Almost 31,000 Americans died from drinking in 2014, a nearly 40 percent increase since 2002. In 2014, there were 9.6 deaths for alcohol-related reasons per 100,000 people. This stat doesn't include deaths from drunk driving or homicide. If the study also contained those, the number, says the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, would be more than 90K. According to this study, there are 2075 more folks being snuffed out by booze every year.