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Bottles of vodka are seen on the shelves in an ABC store on February 28, 2022 in Alexandria, Virginia. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Bottles of vodka are seen on the shelves in an ABC store on February 28, 2022 in Alexandria, Virginia. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Alcohol use increased during the pandemic. One study suggests more Americans under 65 died from alcohol-related causes than COVID in 2020. Even before COVID hit, alcohol use and abuse was already a growing problem, particularly in the Midwest. Natalie Krebs of Side Effects Public Media and Iowa Public Radio reports.

This segment aired on June 22, 2022.

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