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Wed Apr 17, 2013, 11:19 PM

320 people a day

a DAY

that's how many die from alcohol and drug addiction in America

three hundred and twenty people a day



according to this guy on NPR tonight

http://www.amazon.com/Clean-Overcoming-Addiction-Americas-Greatest/dp/054784865X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1366255103&sr=1-1&keywords=clean

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Response to NMDemDist2 (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2013, 05:50 AM

1. And that doesn't include the 1214 / day that die from nicotine addiction

So that brings the death toll to over 1500/day from all addictive chemicals

The 320/day comes to 117,000 / year (of which, by the way, about 80,000 are from alcohol http://www.cdc.gov/alcohol/fact-sheets/alcohol-use.htm )

So apparently it doesn't include the 443,000/year or so from nicotine addiction in the U.S. (1214 / day) - http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/tobacco/statisticssnapshot

Too little known fact: tobacco kills more alcoholics than alcohol -- http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17526626

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Response to progree (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 6, 2013, 10:03 PM

2. And then to make it real depressing, every alcoholic and smoker affects how many family and friends,

leaving them in a spiral of despair. It's mind boggling.

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