Alcohol consumption is common across diverse populations in the United States; however, the level of consumption and its consequences vary considerably across major demographic subgroups. This review presents findings on the distribution and determinants of alcohol use and its aspects (i.e., age of onset, abstention vs. any drinking, binge drinking, and heavy drinking), alcohol abuse and depende...
The alcohol research literature is overwhelmingly focused on risk factors, from the societal level down to the individual. Worldwide, 3.3 million deaths were attributed to alcohol misuse in 2012 (World Health Organization 2014). Excessive alcohol use is the third leading cause of death in the United States, accounting for 88,000 deaths per year (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2014)...
Christina Chambers, Ph.D.
Department of Pediatrics, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California
Tammy Chung, Ph.D.
Departments of Psychiatry and Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Charles H. Lang, Ph.D.
Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology, The Pennsylvania State University, Hershey, Pennsylvania
Laura Nagy, Ph.D.
Lerner Research Institute...