This article originally appeared on February 23, 2019 in Forbes by Nicole Fisher.

When talking about drug abuse and drug-related death in the U.S., most conversations and statistics do not include alcohol…

In fact, alcohol is the 3rd leading preventable cause of death in the United States, with an estimated 88,000 people (approximately 62,000 men and 26,000 women) dying from alcohol-related causes every year… new graphics created by the American Addiction Centers’ River Oaks Treatment facility show just how significant – and different – state level use and abuse of alcohol and other drugs can be.

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