More than half of opioid abusers are also binge drinkers, government data shows

More than half of opioid abusers are also binge drinkers, government data shows

Publication date: Jun 11, 2019

More than half of opioid abusers are also frequent binge drinkers, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a new report Tuesday that highlights the case for stemming alcohol abuse to curb the opioid epidemic.

Tuesday’s report showed a between binge drinking and prescription opioid abuse.

Still, the Community Preventive Services Task Force, which provides health recommendations to the agency, said if lawmakers understand the effect binge drinking has on opioid-related deaths, they could create policies that “help guide states” to curb rates of sometimes fatal opioid misuse.

Concepts Keywords
Addiction Opioid use disorder
Alcohol Opioid epidemic
Alcohol Abuse Binge drinking
Binge Drinkers Substance abuse
Binge Drinking Health
Opioid Morphine
Opioid Epidemic Substance dependence
Opioids Drinking culture
Prohibition Opioids
Trump Administration RTT
Psychoactive drugs

Semantics

Type Source Name
gene UNIPROT KCNK3
disease MESH Community
disease DOID opioid abuse
disease MESH opioid abuse
drug DRUGBANK Ethanol
disease DOID alcohol abuse
disease MESH alcohol abuse

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