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Life vs. Liquor: The average Illinoisan would give up three years of their life to keep drinking alcohol, survey reveals

• One-third would give up caffeine for life, if they can continue drinking alcohol. • 30% admit they ignore studies warning about alcohol health risks. TTW Press room Science and Sobriety: There are many behaviors and habits we’ve developed and continue despite studies having proven that they have adverse health complications - from smoking cigarettes and drinking too much coffee, to the overconsumption of processed food and skimping on exercise. A recent major study found that drinking any amount of alcohol has a negative impact on the brain and is linked to increased risk of developing more cancers than previously thought. However, many people continue to drink despite knowing that it could take years off their lives as evidenced by a recent 3,700-person survey conducted by Alcohol.org a leading provider of alcohol addiction treatment resources.