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Study finds 1 in 8 Americans struggles with alcohol abuse

( CNN) Americans are drinking more. A lot more. According to a new examine is presented in JAMA Psychiatry , an estimated one out of every eight Americans contends with an alcohol ailment.

The study tracked boozing motifs among 40,000 parties between the years of 2002 and 2003, and then again from 2012 to 2013 to create a long-term picture of their habits. The the findings are chill, especially in light of other substance abuse emergencies besetting the country.

Women, minorities, older people among most affected

Drinking intervening with home, category, or job responsibilities

Boozing increasing the possibility of threat or hurt

Withdrawal indications when coming down from poisoning

An inability to stop boozing

It’s ‘chemical warfare’ on our children