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September 2017

Remarkable Increases in Alcohol Use Disorders

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego
JAMA Psychiatry. 2017;74(9):869-870. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2017.1981

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.

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