More than 1 in 8 Americans are now alcoholics

August 9, 2017

More than 1 in 8 Americans are now alcoholics

Americans are becoming increasingly heavy drinkers, with the greatest rise among women, older people and ethnic minorities, national surveys have shown. Two large surveys carried out in 2001-02 and 2012-13 have found that harmful levels of drinking are increasing among almost all demographics in the US. The number of teetotallers is falling,…