Alcohol-related deaths in the United States have doubled among people at least 16 years old since 1999, according to a new study.
Nearly one million alcohol-related deaths were recorded from 1999 to 2017.
And nearly half of those deaths were due to liver disease or overdosing on alcohol, either alone or combined with other drugs.
A person with a problematic drinking pattern may have a health condition called alcohol-use disorder, or AUD.
Even a mild form of the disorder can lead to problems, so treatment is important.