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Alcohol The Most Abused Drug

  The local heroin crisis has rightfully received a lot of attention, but alcohol is still the most-abused drug in the U.S. It wrecks lives, devastates families, and is responsible for more than 4,300 deaths each year among those under the age of 21. Coalition for a Drug Free Cincinnati CEO Mary Haag, Alcoholism and Addiction Council of Greater Cincinnati CEO Nan Franks, and Behavioral Health Outpatient Therapist with St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Steven Durkee, discuss alcohol abuse, treatment and prevention.

If you or someone you know needs help with alcohol or drug abuse, you can contact: Alcoholism and Addiction Council of Greater Cincinnati: 513-281-7422; St. Elizabeth 24 hour help line: 859-301-5966; Coalition for a Drug Free Cincinnati: 513-751-8000;  National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD); or, Alcoholics Anonymous.