It’s not just opioid addiction. Alcoholism is on the rise too.
Vox - 08/10/2017
Some experts argue that the simultaneous increase in deaths of despair — alcohol-related deaths, drug overdoses, and suicides — point to deeper problems in America. Leo Beletsky, a professor of law and health sciences at Northeastern University, points to “changes in welfare policy, changes in the economy, and social isolation” as crucial to understanding why America has seen an increase in these deaths.