The number of US alcohol deaths per year has doubled since 1999
Article from Vox by German Lopez
From the article:
America is in the middle of an alcohol epidemic.
That’s one takeaway from a new study published this month in Alcoholism, which found the number of alcohol-related deaths more than doubled between 1999 and 2017 from nearly 36,000 to nearly 73,000, and the rate of alcohol-related deaths rose by more than 50 percent from 16.9 per 100,000 people to 25.5.
This article discusses the findings of this study and examines how it speaks to a problem in American public health policy.