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More Women Dying from Alcohol Deaths than Opioid Deaths

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More Women Dying from Alcohol Deaths than Opioid Deaths

More Women Dying from Alcohol Deaths than Opioid Deaths
November 21
23:13 2018

For the past couple of years, the news has been filled with reports of an epidemic of opioid drug overdoses and deaths. The epidemic seems to have reached all ethnic groups, income brackets and social statuses, from the poor to the wealthy.

Many become addicted after being prescribed pain medications for various injuries, illnesses or post-surgery. Some of the opioid based painkillers are very addictive and it doesn’t take long before the person is hooked. That’s when they are forced to turn to whatever means possible to obtain their drug fix.

In a growing number of these cases, normal law-abiding citizens turn to illegal drug trafficking. That’s when they sometimes get their opioid drug that has been laced with more powerful and lethal drugs like fentanyl, a drug so strong that it easily causes an overdose and the person dies, if not found soon enough.

Then there are those who start with supposedly less harmful drugs for recreational use, such as marijuana or cocaine. Over time, they want more and better highs and so often, it leads to a heroin addiction.

The heroin is readily available as thousands of pounds are smuggled across our open southern border, thanks to liberal Democrats like Obama. I knew a rancher in southern Arizona who told me that the drug trafficking across his land is so prevalent that it’s like an endless stream. He also said that drug traffickers are ruthless and it forced him to send his wife and daughter further north to live with relatives because of the danger. He purchased two attack trained guard dogs, has a motion detection system on his home and he sleeps with a loaded gun under his pillow and another next to his bed

Regardless of the reason, there is no doubt that opioid addiction has become an epidemic.

However, while the news media is focused on the opioid epidemic and skyrocketing number of overdoses, a study has revealed that the number of deaths in women related to alcohol has soared and surpassed the number of opioid deaths.

According to a report:

“Byrd, who died in April 2011 at the age of 42, is among the rising number of people in the United States who have been killed by alcohol in the last decade.”

“It’s an increase that has been obscured by the opioid epidemic. But alcohol kills more people each year than overdoses – through cancer, liver cirrhosis, pancreatitis and suicide, among other ways.”

“From 2007 to 2017, the number of deaths attributable to alcohol increased 35 percent, according to a new analysis by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington. The death rate rose 24 percent.”

“One alarming statistic: Deaths among women rose 67 percent. Women once drank far less than men, and their more moderate drinking helped prevent heart disease, offsetting some of the harm.”

“Deaths among men rose 29 percent.”

“While teen deaths from drinking were down about 16 percent during the same period, deaths among people aged 45 to 64 rose by about a quarter.”

“People’s risk of dying, of course, increases as they age. What’s new is that alcohol is increasingly the cause.”

Between alcohol and tobacco, tens of thousands of Americans die each year, far more than from automobile accidents plus gun violence, and yet the media focuses on the lesser rather than the greater, indicating that their concern isn’t heath or safety but agenda.

Ladies, if you drink, socially, recreationally or for whatever reason, stop and ask yourself how much are you really drinking and what are the risks you are putting on yourself? Take a step back, evaluate your drinking habits and if necessary, make some changes now, before it’s too late.

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