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A new study funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation found that while alcohol abuse decreased 7.6 percent globally since 1990, it increased 5.5 percent in the United States during that same time period.

The research, published in The Lancet on June 8, found that 76.8 million people in the world were diagnosed with Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) in 2013 – a figure greater than the population of more than 200 countries, including the United Kingdom.

Of those, 5.1 million individuals – or a little under 10 percent – were in the United States.