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(Webinar) U.S. Health On the Rocks: The Quiet Threat of Growing Alcohol DeathsSeptember 24, 2021:
Date: Tuesday, September 21st
Time: 3:00 PM Central / 4:00 PM Eastern
While much public attention has been given to the opioid epidemic, the United States has been quietly experiencing another growing public health crisis that surpasses opioid overdoses as a cause of substance abuse-related deaths in nearly half of all states: alcohol-involved deaths.
Using data from a recent analysis of alcohol-involved deaths from 2006 to 2019, SHADAC will host a webinar on Tuesday, September 21st detailing the trends in rising alcohol-involved deaths across the U.S., among the states, and for certain demographic groups.
Carrie Au-Yeung, MPH, SHADAC – Ms. Au-Yeung will speak about variation in alcohol-related death rates across the states, as well as provide comparisons to opioid-related death rates in order to better understand the scale and context of substance use issues among the states.
Colin Planalp, MPA, SHADAC – Mr. Planalp will talk about national-level increases in alcohol death rates as well as rising rates for demographic groups by race and ethnicity, age, gender and urbanization.
Tyler Winkelman, MD, MSc, Hennepin Healthcare – Dr. Winkelman will discuss how the data serve can help us understand the impacts of the pandemic on alcohol-involved disease and deaths as well as the case for expanding our response to substance use issues beyond opioids.
A question and answer session will be open for all attendees following the webinar presentation. Attendees are encouraged to submit questions for any or all of the speakers prior to the webinar, and can do so here.
Slides from the webinar are available for download.
Escalating Alcohol-Involved Death Rates: Trends and Variation across the Nation and in the States from 2006 to 2019 (Infographics)
U.S. Alcohol-Related Deaths Grew Nearly 50% in Two Decades: SHADAC Briefs Examine the Numbers among Subgroups and States (Blog)
Pandemic drinking may exacerbate upward-trending alcohol deaths (Blog)
BRFSS Spotlight Series: Adult Binge Drinking Rates in the United States (Infographic)