In 2019, over 67,000 Americans died from drug overdoses. Nearly 15 million abused alcohol regularly. Substance abuse isn’t going away. The COVID-19 pandemic has made the situation worse. But can we predict who will have a substance abuse disorder? Can we use such information to tailor prevention strategies that work?
Major alcohol brands like Seagram’s, Smirnoff and Jack Daniels are now making sweetened coolers containing alcohol. These drinks appeal to younger drinkers who aren’t necessarily interested in “hard” liquor. The sugar content in these drinks may also drive higher consumption among teens and college-aged drinkers, says a new study.