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Alcohol, tobacco and other drugs (ATOD) contribute to:
Alcohol use increases:
Alcohol causes more deaths and illnesses than other drugs because of its properties and also because it is used by far more people than other drugs.
Beyond physical, mental, and emotional well-being, there are economic and legal costs to ATOD.
More information on the problem that alcohol, specifically, poses to the community.
Strategies for Public Health: Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs