This issue of JAMA Psychiatry includes a timely article by Grant et al1 that makes a compelling case that the United States is facing a crisis with alcohol use, one that is currently costly and about to get worse. The article reminds us that the chilling increases in opioid-related deaths2 reflect a broader issue regarding additional substance-related problems.
Schuckit MA. Remarkable Increases in Alcohol Use Disorders. JAMA Psychiatry. Published online August 09, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2017.1981