Between 2012 and 2016, alcohol-induced deaths increased an average of 4.2 percent per year for men and a startling 7.2 percent per year for women.
The researchers found that older binge drinkers were more likely to be men and to be smokers and users of cannabis.
This research has particular resonance as we head into the July 4 weekend. More beer is sold during this holiday than at any other time of the year.
Leaders at the newly named Judy Retterath Withdrawal Management Center in Plymouth decided to expand their withdrawal management offerings because they saw an acute need for these services.
Most high-income countries experienced a drop in life expectancy in 2015, but only the United States and the United Kingdom saw that troubling trend continue into 2016.
The percentage of Minnesota 9th graders who report that they started drinking before age 13 has plummeted from 30 percent in 2001 to 11 percent in 2016.
One in six American adults — about 37 million people — engage in at least one binge-drinking episode each year, the study found.
The researchers refer to their study as only “an initial exploration of alcohol’s perceived relationship with emotions.”
“These trends are a wake-up call that there is a serious well-being crisis in this country,” the report says.
While mortality rates for many causes of death in the United States have been in decline overall, mortality related to things like drugs, alcohol and suicide have been rising.
Researchers at the University of New South Wales in Australia and Columbia University in the United States pooled and analyzed data from 68 studies from around the world.
Some of the studies showed that alcohol consumption of Greek-affiliated students actually increased after an intervention.