A new report from the University of Washington claims that alcohol kills more people annually than overdoses, and statistics shows this is on the rise.
The study claims that alcohol was responsible for 2.8 million deaths in 2016 through related diseases like cancer, liver disease, pancreatitis, injury and suicide.
Between 2007 and 2017, the number of alcohol-related deaths rose 35%. Among women the rise was even more staggering, 85%, although women drink less than men.
Alcohol related deaths in men increased by 29 per cent and the number of teenage deaths from drinking decreased 16 per cent.