April 26, 2019

AAC’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Lawrence Weinstein, penned an article with the reminder that although we are experiencing a devastating opioid crisis, alcohol is still the country’s most used substance.

New data shows that admissions for alcohol abuse here at AAC has continued to increase over time, from 39.1% of total admissions in 2014 to 53.1% in 2018. Interestingly enough, opioid admissions started to decline in 2016 from 39.9% of total admissions to 29.1% in 2018.

Alcohol addiction is becoming a public health crisis and it’s important that these statistics are shared more openly.

The rest of Dr. Weinstein’s article can be read here.