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Dear President Trump,

We have a problem in America. In the U.S., an average of 115* people overdose and die daily because of manmade opioids. In the same day, 241** die from alcohol use and the diseases it causes. If the opioid problem is an epidemic then alcohol abuse is a plague!

Trauma is usually associated with alcohol abuse. Both, the cause and affect, often ignored socially and psychologically. Alcohol abuse and its repetitive cycle must be publicly acknowledged rather than confused, hidden, and enabled.

Drinking alcohol is the norm in our society. Often alcohol use is a glorified and celebrated rite of passage yet it causes trauma, health problems, mental anguish, and death for millions worldwide every day. By ignoring the fact that alcohol is the most commonly abused drug in America, it harms millions, keeps many suffering alone and confuses the web of drug addiction.

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, NIAAA, notes alcohol abuse causes heart attacks, infectious diseases, diabetes, cirrhosis, pancreatitis, dementia, high blood pressure, stroke, gout, and death.

From a business perspective, productivity in the workplace is directly hindered related to irresponsible drinking, hangovers and illnesses caused by alcohol consumption. This greatly impacts one's quality of life. On a social and economic level, it equals trillions of dollars in losses.

Please consider how alcohol affects so many families yet is hardly recognized in our culture as a problem. It is time to stop the cycle and act today. Mr. Trump please sign this National Emergency Declaration under the Public Health Service Act or the Stafford Act to make the difference. By signing, and declaring alcohol abuse as a National Emergency, we would will begin to fix a systemic problem that has been raging for generations. Alcohol abuse must be named as a plague.

The opiate problem is only the tip of the iceberg; the true problem is what is looming under the surface. Alcohol abuse is the problem, and it has been causing trauma for decades. It is time to save our future. The time to act is now! Please sign this petition today!


Angela Einstein and team at AEinstein Universe.

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