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.
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