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Alcohol Use on The Rise

The stats from the most recent available data, showed a marked increase in the percentage of Americans who drink-and how much they consume-over time. Today, nearly 10 percent more adults report raising a glass at least occasionally compared to several decades ago.

Any alcohol use: 65.4% in 2002: 72.7% in 2013

High risk drinking, 9.7% in 2002; 12.6% in 2013

Alcohol use disorder: 8.5% in 2002; 12.7% in 2013

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