A new study shows Americans are drinking themselves to death at ever-increasing rates and women are being hit particularly hard. Research shows the rate of alcohol-induced deaths among women increased between 3.1% and 3.6% a year from 2000 to 2016, while deaths among men went up 1.4% to 1.8% each year.

“The opioid crisis has generated the most attention in the media, and certainly in Washington as well, but this study demonstrates that America has had a serious alcohol problem for decades,” said Dr. Timothy Brennan, director of the Addiction Institute of Mount Sinai West and Mount Sinai St. Luke’s in New York City.

“This study really underlines the ongoing public health menace of alcohol use disorder and risky and dangerous drinking,” added Brennan, who was not involved with the study.

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