Deaths resulting from overdoses of Heroin, Fentanyl or combination of the two drugs more than doubled in 2019, the San Francisco Chronicle reported on Wednesday.
In the last seven years gambling in Ohio has skyrocketed.
“There’s more gambling availability now in Ohio than there’s ever been before,” Bruce Jones said.
Jones, with the Maryhaven Gambling Intervention Program, says that’s because of more accessibility like casinos, gaming and online betting.
“It’s right there with alcohol, cocaine, cannabis, opioids, hypnotics,” he said. “A behavioral addiction of gambling disorder.”
Each year, excessive drinking accounts for one in 10 deaths among U.S. adults aged 20–64 years, and approximately 90% of adults who report excessive drinking* binge drink (i.e., consume five or more drinks for men or four or more drinks for women on a single occasion). In 2015, 17.1% of U.S. adults aged ≥18 years reported binge drinking approximately once a week and consumed an average of seven drinks per binge drinking episode, resulting in 17.5 billion total binge drinks, or 467 total binge drinks per adult who reported binge drinking.
Kirkpatrick said in a statement.
“I do, however, have another challenge I must face, which was the underlying cause of my fall. Beginning next week, I will receive treatment that I have struggled to ask for, to treat my alcohol dependence,”.
While public health, government agencies and the media continue to rail at opioid abuse, a blind eye is turned towards America’s favorite abused substance, alcohol. The following excerpt gives a brief overview of a recent study which shows Alcohol‐Related Mortality in the United States, between 1999 to 2017 have doubled, leaving alcohol running a neck to neck race with opioids as the 2nd leading cause of accidental deaths, yet no crisis has yet been declared.