Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, July 11th, 2004
Some 4.65% of the adult population reported alcohol abuse in 2001-2002, up from 3.03% a decade earlier, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism reported.
During the same period, the share of the population who were judged to be alcoholics slipped from 4.38% to 3.81% of people aged 18 and over, the institute said.
"What is surprising, then, is that the prevalence of alcohol abuse increased in the face of slightly declining rates of heavy drinking," said the research team led by Bridget F. Grant of...
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