Leading Government Survey Does Not Support Claims That Alcohol Use Disorder is on the Rise in the United States

The Distilled Spirits Council today issued the following statement in response to claims published in JAMA Psychiatry that suggests alcohol use disorder is on the rise in the United States. “While any amount of alcohol abuse is too much, the claims published in JAMA Psychiatry do not comport with findings of the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, the federal government’s leading survey that tracks substance use disorders,” said Distilled Spirits Council’s Dr. Sam Zakhari.