Journalist Asks Americans to Reflect on Alcohol Use
In an opinion piece published by The New York Times Sunday Review, journalist Gabrielle Glaser calls on America to consider the omnipresent issue of alcohol abuse and why so may go un-helped. Glaser writes:
"For all the deserved attention the opioid crisis gets, alcohol overuse remains a persistent public health problem and is responsible for more deaths, as many as 88,000 per year. [...]
Many who struggle with drinking aren’t getting the help they need, largely because they think that the only way to gain control over alcohol is to abstain. Facing such a severe restriction, they may not try to change unless they hit a mythological 'rock bottom.'"