Alcohol responsible one in 20 deaths

[KARE 11, Sept. 28, 2018] Alcohol is responsible for over one in 20 of all deaths worldwide, according to the most recent edition of a World Health Organization (WHO) report that comes out every four years. According to the WHO data, approximately 7.2 percent of premature deaths worldwide are linked to alcohol, and as well as 5.3 of all deaths in general.

What is about alcohol that makes it so dangerous? KARE 11 News talked with Allina Health addiction psychiatrist Dr. Roger Laroche to find out.

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