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Alcohol-Related Deaths

Learn about all the ways alcohol can lead to death in this Howcast video featuring addictions specialist Paul J. Rinaldi, Ph.D.

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People sometimes wonder how people die from alcohol. What may be surprising to some people is that the main cause of death from alcohol is through accidental death, often auto accidents or pedestrian accidents when drunk. There's also medical reasons that people die from alcohol. Those medical reasons can include dying from cirrhosis of the liver, resulting in eventual liver failure. People can die from kidney failure. People can die from pancreatic failure or pancreatic cancer that's caused by prolonged alcohol use. People can actually die from hemorrhaging due to alcohol in their esophagus or stomachs. So those are some of the ways that people do die from alcohol.

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