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How common is alcoholism?

Dr. Timothy W. Fong, MD
Neurologist

Roughly 13% of Americans meet the "criteria" for alcohol use disorder, otherwise known as alcoholism. That means 13 out of 100 people walking around the streets of America struggle with control over their drinking.

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