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Wisconsin’s ‘Death Grip with Alcohol’ is Killing More Residents

Wisconsin has a long history of excessive drinking which often draws national and even international attention. The death rates for alcohol-induced deaths also reflect those trends and the article calls attention to alcohol related deaths such as accidents, falls, cancers and suicide. The article also shares stories of a victim of an intoxicated driver and permissive laws that allowed the drivers to continue to drive since Wisconsin is not in the Driver’s License Compact. It covers the lack of treatment options for many in Wisconsin. Wisconsin Alcohol Policy Project's Maureen Busalacchi calls for a approaches like the CDC community based recommendations to reduce alcohol consumption.

View the Wisconsin State Journal article online