Substance Use Disorders
- The proportion of fatal nontraffic injuries that involve high levels of alcohol use or alcohol intoxication was assessed by cause of injury to generate alcohol-attributable fractions. Updated alcohol-attributable fractions can contribute to improved estimates of the public health impact of excessive alcohol use.
- So-called deaths of despair—those involving drug overdoses, alcohol-related liver disease, and suicide—have been rising in the U.S. among middle-aged white, non-Hispanic adults without a college degree. Premature deaths (ages 25–69) from alcoholic liver disease were examined specifically in this study from 1999 to 2018, by sex, race/Hispanic origin, and age group.