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How Has Alcohol Abuse Affected the State of Wisconsin?

Created On Monday, 21, October 2019
Modified On Wednesday, 30, September 2020

Alcohol is the most widely used and frequently consumed substance in the state of Wisconsin and affects the residents from all communities across the state. In 2015 alcohol was a factor in over 2000 deaths and close to 3000 motor vehicle crashes and injuries in the state. The economic burden of alcohol is an excess of $6.8 billion dollars. Alcohol abuse in the state is also a factor in most of the property and violent crimes within the state. Extensive alcohol abuse leads to health problems such as cirrhosis of the liver, obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. With over 51,000 deaths in the state in 2015, over 2000 were because of alcohol abuse.

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Most of the alcohol-attributable deaths in the state were from acute causes such as motor vehicle crashes, falls, and alcohol poisonings. Health problems such as cancer and cirrhosis of the liver were the next leading cause of death because of alcohol abuse. Alcohol is also a widely used drug with other illicit drugs and is often part of larger addiction problems. Alcohol abuse with drug abuse does increase your chances of overdose. Alcohol dependency can start at a young age and many young adults struggle with binge drinking problems. When adolescents start using alcohol, they are more likely to abuse it later in life.

Throughout the state of Wisconsin are alcohol treatment programs and treatment centers do help people who are addicted to alcohol. An alcohol rehabilitation program will start with detox, and severe alcoholics will require medical detox. Alcohol addiction does create a dangerous addiction physically and psychologically. If you are abusing alcohol, Drug Rehab Services can help you find the best possible alcohol rehab center that will meet your treatment needs. Alcohol abuse in the state affects a variety of different age groups and the treatment centers in Wisconsin can help addicts from all age groups.


Nickolaus Hayes - Author

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