Study finds 1 in 8 Americans struggles with alcohol abuse

August 11, 2017

(CNN)Americans are drinking more. A lot more. According to a new study published in JAMA Psychiatry, an estimated one out of every eight Americans struggles with an alcohol disorder. Women, minorities, older people among most affected For the JAMA Psychiatry study, researchers used the DSM-IVdefinition laid out by the American Psychiatric Association in 1994. This definition combines factors of alcohol abuse and alcohol dependence like: Drinking interfering with home, family,…