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I am having a big problem with all this talk about the opioid crisis; when we talk about the death toll for drugs in this country, 42,000 is the number for opioid drug overdoses [in 2016], while 88,000 people die [on average a year between 2006-2010] because of alcohol. That doesn't count the number injured by drunk drivers, the cost in man-hours lost to alcohol-related illness, violence fueled by drinking, etc., and yet we are talking about an opioid crisis instead of an alcohol crisis. Why is that?

— Beth Heinrich, Colorado Springs

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