Mounting Evidence of Deathly Alcohol Epidemic
A recent feature from The Los Angeles Times portrays a discouraging image of a consistently declining life expectancy in the United States. Writes The LA Times:
"The opioid epidemic, which claimed the lives of 64,000 Americans in 2015 alone, 'is the tip of an iceberg,' a pair of public health scholars wrote in the journal BMJ. [...]
In an even larger public health crisis unfolding in the United States, death rates from alcohol abuse and suicides have also seen sharp increases in recent years, wrote Steven H. Woolf of Virginia Commonweath University and Laudan Aron of the Washington-based Urban Institute."