A large study published in JAMA Psychiatry has highlighted the high number of American adults that experience problems with alcohol – an alarming three out of every ten adults in the U.S. Researchers found that most would develop their alcohol problems by the age of 26, with those with the most severe addiction problems developing symptoms by age 23. Because alcohol use disorder is undertreated, these findings may help for many organizations to develop education programs targeting different age groups. Although many educational programs target youth, individuals in their 20s may also benefit from reminders about the risks of addiction to alcohol.
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