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Donate to the NASW Foundation During a Global Day of Giving and Unity: Giving Tuesday | Now—May 5!

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“Let’s Talk”: Social Workers’ Vital Role in Reducing Risky Drinking

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Social workers are needed on the front lines of a growing women’s health issue: risky drinking. Women’s rates of deaths tied to alcohol increased 85 percent from 1999 to 2017, according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. That’s compared to a 35 percent increase among men and a 51 percent overall increase in deaths tied to alcohol. What’s more, research also shows that women who drink alcohol face a higher risk of...
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