Study: One In Eight American Adults Are Alcoholics

A new study published in JAMA Psychiatry this month finds that the rate alcohol use disorder, or what's colloquially known as "alcoholism," rose by a shocking 49 percent in the first decade of the 2000s. One in 8 American adults, or 12.7 percent of the U.S. population, now meets diagnostic criteria...

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