Over 5% of Deaths in Illinois Linked to Use of Alcohol and Other Drugs
According to the Illinois Department of Human Services
Over 5,500 deaths among Illinois residents each year, over 5% of all deaths, are directly or indirectly related to the use of alcohol and other drugs.
From 9,000 to 10,000 Illinois residents die each year from accidental injuries. About 40% of these deaths are related to the use of alcohol.
Each year, about 18,000 Illinois residents die from conditions that are related to the use of tobacco products. These tobacco-related deaths account for about 17% of annual total deaths among Illinois residents.
The annual Illinois statewide economic costs associated with alcohol, other drug, and tobacco-related mortality is in excess of $3.5 billion.