AAC’s Chief Medical Officer Reminds America of the Country’s Most Used Substance
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.