New study shows Native people twice as prone to alcohol-related deaths

Researchers with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have released a first of its kind study of alcohol attributable deaths and potential life lost among American Indians and Alaska Natives. The study says Native people are twice as likely to die from alcohol related causes than the general population and they lose more than six years of life per alcohol attributable death.

Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage

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