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Alcoholism Crisis in the US

Alcoholism is one of the biggest public health crises in the United States today, and it has been for generations. One in eight American adults, or 12.7 percent of the U.S. population, now meets diagnostic criteria for alcohol use disorder.
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Nature and Context

Alcoholism is one of the biggest public health crises in the United States today, and it has been for generations. We know this because of the statistics and information on alcoholism and addiction that have collected over the years, showing how alcohol and substance abuse have affected people across genders, ages, and socioeconomic statuses. Through this, we also know of the best sources for treatment, meaning that despite the scope of alcoholism, getting evidence-based help for the problem is always possible.

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Ideas Description

One idea developed by the British Liver Trust, is an app that helps people cut back on alcohol consumption.

It encourages users to take three consecutive days off alcohol each week. The organization's research indicates that this would have a significant impact on liver health, with a wider social benefit of having a healthier population making fewer demands on health services.

According to Andrew Langford, Chief Executive of British Liver Trust: 'It is vital that many of us reduce our drinking – taking three consecutive days off a week, and drinking safely when you do, can ensure your liver has the best possible chance of being as healthy as possible. The Spruce app will support many people in a much healthier lifestyle.”

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