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Did You Know?


Did You Know? is a feature from the Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support to inform your prevention activities. We invite you to read, share, and take action!

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July 5, 2019
  • More than half of the 4.2 million Americans who misused prescription opioids during 2012‒2014 were binge drinkers
  • Drinking alcohol pdf icon[PDF-867KB] while using opioids increases the risk of overdose and death.
  • Widespread use of effective community-based strategies for preventing binge drinking—such as regulating the number of places that sell alcohol in any given neighborhood—could reduce opioid misuse and overdoses involving alcohol.

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Page last reviewed: July 5, 2019