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Alcohol-induced deaths rose nearly 25% in Wisconsin in 2020, the biggest one-year increase in more than two decades. This was just slightly below the national increase during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, but Wisconsin started with a higher rate of such deaths than the national average, and last year’s increase exacerbated a trend that warrants consideration of underlying causes and appropriate policy responses.

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Wisconsin 2020 alcohol death rates highest on record

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More than 1,000 Wisconsinites died from excessive drinking in 2020 — nearly a 25% increase from the year prior

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Alcohol-related deaths in Wisconsin rose 25% in 2020

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