When most people hear the term "mental health problem" they most likely think of high profile illnesses such as depression, anxiety or bipolar disorder. But results from a large government study finds that more Americans develop alcoholism than any of these more publicized disorders.
The survey of more than 43,000 adults shows nearly 2 percent became alcoholics over a 1 year period. That outstrips even the rate of heart disease.
Signs you might have a problem include drinking alone, drinking every day and becoming violent when you drink.
There is more on the research in the Journal of Molecular Psychiatry.