One in eight American adults suffers from alcoholism, according to a study published in the medical journal JAMA Psychiatry this month. The study found that rates of high-risk drinking and alcohol use disorder have increased substantially since 2001 and constitute a public health crisis. We discuss what may be driving Americans to drink more, what treatments are most effective and who’s most at risk.
Bridget Grant, senior epidemiologist, National Institute on Alcohol and Alcoholism; study author
Anna Lembke, associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Stanford University Medical Center
Bruce Lee Livingston, executive director and CEO, Alcohol Justice