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Alcohol-related emergency room visits on the rise

January 16, 2018 11:25 AM

Emergency room visits for alcohol-related illness is on the rise. That's according to new data from over 900 hospitals in 33 states.

There were 61-percent more hospitalizations from drinking in 2014 compared to 2006.

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The increase was especially significant among women.

Recent studies have shown women are catching up to men in both overall alcohol use and binge drinking.

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