Alcohol Abuse


10 Facts about Alcohol Abuse

  1. 70 percent of 18-year-olds admit to drinking an alcoholic beverage at least once, while 80 percent of college-age students report consuming alcohol.
  2. Two-thirds of the high school-age students who drink do so to the point of intoxication.
  3. 18- to 34-year-olds binge drink the most
  4. Roughly 5,00 people under the age of 21 die from an alcohol- related incident including car crashes, homicides, suicides, alcohol poisoning, and other related injuries every year in the U.S.
  5. Approximately 17 percent of men and 8 percent of women will be dependent on alcohol in their lifetime.
  6. Men are consistently more likely than women to drink in excess and are two times more likely to be involved in a fatal alcohol-related car accident.
  7. It is the third highest cause of death in the U.S.
  8. Alcohol abuse can lead to long-term health issues like cardiovascular disease, cancer of the throat, liver, or mouth, anxiety and depression, dementia, liver disease, and much more.
  9. Alcohol poisoning is a short-term consequence of drinking in excess which can cause a loss of consciousness, coma, or death.
  10. Binging can lead to unplanned pregnancy, car accidents, spread of sexually transmitted disease, violence, or alcohol dependence.