National study finds increase of alcohol-related deaths among women

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The number of women drinking dangerous amounts of alcohol is dramatically rising in the United States.

According to a report from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, more than 72,000 women died from alcohol-related incidents in 2017.

According to the report, over 18,000 women died from alcohol in 2017, compared to the less than 8,00 that died in 1999 – an increase of 85 percent.

Jeanne McAlister, CEO of the McAlister Institute, was in studio to talk about the report and her own experience with alcohol abuse.

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