The availability of booze in the US is hard to overlook. Beer sections at the supermarket are a cornucopia of brews. Same with wine. There’s a liquor store walking distance from almost every residence. There are alcohol wholesale markets as big and plentiful as Costco
(who stock their own selection of tipples). To many who shop at these stores
and drink in moderation, abstaining from alcohol is simple.
Sadly, that is not the case for the
roughly 16 million Americans with alcohol use disorder (AUD).