Is an Alcoholism Crisis Looming in the U.S.?

For the past few years, public attention has focused heavily on the opioid crisis sweeping across the U.S. But another public health emergency has been escalating: alcoholism. Although opioid use and alcoholism involve different substances, their root causes are often the same, and they often co-occur. People in emotional and physical distress use the substances…

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The Signs and Symptoms of Alcoholism

According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, 88,000 people die each year as a result of alcohol-related events, including alcohol poisoning and accidents while intoxicated. These numbers make alcohol abuse the third leading cause of preventable death in the United States. Alcohol abuse isn’t just an issue because it can lead to…