217 Today: Alcohol use, and related health problems, soared in the Midwest during the pandemic
Monday, June 6, 2022
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In today's deep dive, we’ll learn how pandemic alcohol use has accelerated health trends already taking place in the Midwest.
217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed by Sydney Wood, Caroline Kubzansky and Natalie Krebs.