By: Caleb Lawrence, And Tommy Whalen
-More than half of all adults have a family history of alcoholism or problem drinking, and more than 7 million children live in a household where at least one parent is dependent on or has abused alcohol.
Fact 2 and 3
- 88,000 deaths are annually attributed to excessive alcohol use
- Alcoholism is the 3rd leading lifestyle-related cause of death in the nation
Fact 4 and 5
- Excessive alcohol use is responsible for 2.5 million years of potential life lost annually, or an average of about 30 years of potential life lost for each death
- Up to 40% of all hospital beds in the United States (except for those being used by maternity and intensive care patients) are being used to treat health conditions that are related to alcohol consumption
Fact 6 and 7
- 623,000 adolescents ages 12–17 (2.5 percent of this age group) had AUD. This number includes 298,000 males (2.3 percent of males in this age group) and 325,000 females (2.7 percent of females in this age group).
- About 5.2 percent of youth who had AUD in the past year received treatment. This includes 5.1 percent of males and 5.3 percent of females with AUD in this age group.5
Finally Fact 8
In 2014, alcohol-impaired driving fatalities accounted for 9,967 deaths that's 31 percent of overall driving fatalities!