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The real risks of alcohol poisoning

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

A new study by the CDC shows an average of six Americans die every day from alcohol poisoning.

You might be surprised to learn it's not most common in young people.

Three-fourths of the deaths occur in people ages 35 to 64.

Albany Clinical Psychologist Cheryl Kaiser said people who drink so much that they put their lives in danger need help from a mental health professional.

“That's where a lot of alcohol behaviors come from. People who are self medicating who are having other issues and other problems who are turning to alcohol to fix the problems rather than turn to someone to can actually do something to fix the help the situation,” said Cheryl Kaiser, Clinical Psychologist.

Alcohol poisoning is most common in men and in the Great Plains, New England and the Western United States.

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