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Heavy drinkers aren’t necessarily alcoholics, but may be “almost alcoholics”

Posted November 21, 2014, 3:17 pm, Updated October 29, 2015, 8:25 pm Patrick J. Skerrett, Former Executive Editor, Harvard Health Publications Nearly one-third of American adults are “excessive” drinkers, but only 10% of them have alcohol use disorder (alcoholism). Those numbers, published yesterday in a national survey, shine a new light on alcohol consumption in America. …

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