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The Distilled Spirits Council has hit back at a report claiming that alcohol misuse is on the rise in the US.

The JAMA Psychiatry report looked into the drinking habits of Americans

The JAMA Psychiatry report looked into the drinking habits of Americans

The council, the US trade body for spirits companies, said the JAMA Psychiatry report does not align with findings for the Government's National Survey on Drug Use and Health. The survey is the "primary source" for alcohol-use statistics, according to the council.

"The NSDUH shows a decline in alcohol use disorders among all age groups," Distilled Spirits Council senior VP of science Sam Zakhari said.

The JAMA Psychiatry report, which was highlighted in a number of US media outlets yesterday, claims that 13% of American adults reported risky drinking during 2012-13, compared with 10% in 2001. It also says that the number of American adults that binge drink at least once a week could be as high as 30m.

Researchers partly blamed easier access to alcohol and a lessening of alcohol taxes for the situation, which they said constituted "a public health crisis".

The study used data from face-to-face interviews with nearly 80,000 people.

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