Alcohol use disorder as defined by the new classification system was found to be widespread and often untreated in the United States, reports an article in Science Daily. The lifetime prevalence rates of the disorder were 29.1%, but only 19.8% of adults were ever treated. White and Native American men were highly affected by the disorder, as well as people who were younger and had been previously married or never married. These findings highlight the need to educate the public and policy makers on alcohol use disorders and effective ways to treat the disorder. To read this article in its entirety, click here.