(St. Paul, MN) -- Binge drinking is claimed more lives in Minnesota last year than
A new CDC report says 1,162 Minnesota residents died from binge drinking in 2021. That number is more than suicide and homicide combined. The number does not include residents who died via drunk driving, homicide, accidents, and other scenarios where alcohol was involved but not the sole reason for death. Data from the CDC shows the trend has risen dramatically in the last 21 years. Deaths directly attributed to alcohol were below 320 in 2000, rising to 420 in 2010, and climbing to 992 in 2020.
Minnesota offers a 24/7 Mental Health and Addiction Services Connection hotline. The number is 612-596-1223.