“In recognition of Alcohol Awareness Month, American Addiction Centers, a leading provider of substance use treatment, will be hosting a discussion series called Sober Thursdays: An AAC Chat throughout the month of April. Each Thursday, beginning April 7, a panel of treatment experts and frontline workers – many of whom are in recovery – will address some of the most common questions asked about alcohol use, alcohol abuse and alcohol addiction. All episodes will air live on Facebook and LinkedIn at 2:00 p.m. EDT.
Recent data has further illustrated the impact the pandemic has had on alcohol consumption nationwide. Deaths involving alcohol increased by nearly 26% from 2019 to 2020, the largest year-over-year increase in decades. In the first year of the pandemic, rates of alcohol use among all age groups increased with the largest increase seen in people aged 35 – 44. The second-largest increase in alcohol use was among those aged 25 – 34. In the end, more than 99,000 people died in 2020 from alcohol-related causes.”
Find more from American Addiction Centers (USA, April 2022)