Alcohol Abuse Statistics, Related Deaths & Demographics

Today we’ll show you scary alcohol consumption and abuse statistics, as well as alcohol related deaths per year.

Alcohol Abuse Statistics

In any given year, Alcohol Use Disorder will kill more than 3 million people. That means that Alcohol Use Disorder is responsible for 6 percent of all deaths worldwide.

alcohol-related deaths per year

In any given year, 140,557 Americans are going to die as a result of using alcohol.

number of deaths per year due to alcohol

10% of all Americans over the age of twelve suffer from Alcohol Use Disorder. 60% of all Americans have increased their consumption of alcohol in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic.

How Many People Are Alcoholics?

According to the most reliable sources, 14.5 million Americans over the age of twelve have some form of Alcohol Use Disorder. The population of the United States is 331.9 million. One in 20 Americans are alcoholics. 9 million American men are alcoholics. 6 million American women are alcoholics.

number of americans over 12 with alcohol use disorder

What Percentage Of Adults Drink Alcohol Daily?

A 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health found that 85.6 percent of people who are over eighteen stated that had tasted alcohol at some point in their lives. Of those who reported having had a drink at some point in life, 69.5 percent indicated they had at least one drink in the past year.

percentage of adults that drink alcohol daily

Of this group, 54.9 percent said they’d had a drink in the past month. Men reported drinking more alcohol more often than women. The study found that 59.1 percent of men who are eighteen and older drank each month. The study also found that 51.0 percent of women stated they had a drink in the past month.

The number of Americans who drink each day also varies by sex. 10% of American men reported they drink at least one glass of alcohol each day. 6% of women also reported they drink at least one alcoholic beverage a day.

Percentage Of U.S. Adults That Are Alcoholics

1 in 12 American men is an alcoholic. 1 in 25 American women is an alcoholic.

Percentage Of U.S. Adults That Are Alcoholics

Percentage Of U.S. Children That Are Alcoholics

Only 1 percent of children under 18 have ever had a drink. There are 72.7 million children in the United Sates. 126,000 children under the age of 12 have an alcohol abuse disorder. 414,000 children over the age of 12 have an alcohol abuse disorder.

Alcohol Abuse & COVID-19

Purchases of online liquor rose by more 262% during the first 3 weeks of March 2020. This is when many state-wide lockdowns began.

In person liquor store purchases increased 54% also during these first three weeks.

In April 2020, alcohol sales went up by 234% when compared to April 2019.

180 Iranians died in March 2020 because they believed drinking would protect them from COVID-19.

45.7% of Americans state blame increased stress for their increase in drinking.

34.4% blame having more access to alcohol during this time. 30.1% said they drank more because they were bored.

Alcohol Abuse & Children

1.7% of all Americans aged 12- to 17-year-olds are alcoholics.

Alcohol Abuse & Children

American girls aged 12 to 17 years are 61.5% more likely to be alcoholics than boys the same age.

12.1% of all American children have at least one alcoholic parent

Parents who consume excessive alcohol kill 150 American children every year.

Alcohol Consumption Statistics

American drinkers are most likely to consume beer.

39% of Americans drink beer.

31% of Americans drink wine.

27% of Americans drink liquor.

American men are twice as likely as American women to call beer their favorite alcoholic beverage.

American women are three times as likely as men to name wine their favorite beverage.

Americans under 21 are twice as likely to call beer their favorite beverage.

61% of all Americans over 21 drink alcohol.

Alcohol Related Illness & Deaths Per Year

The number of deaths in the United States that involved some kind of alcohol increased 25.5% from 2019 to 2020.

78,927 Americans died from alcohol related causes in the United States in 2019.

99,017 Americans died from alcohol related causes in the United States in 2020

Alcohol was responsible for 2.8% of all American deaths in 2019.

In 2020, alcohol was responsible for 3% of all American deaths.

In 2020, the number of American deaths related to alcohol rose 26%.

Alcoholism is the third leading cause of the preventable death in the United States. The leading cause of preventable death in the United States is poor diet and lack of exercise. The second leading cause of preventable death in the United States is tobacco use.

Excess alcohol consumption was responsible for 85,688 deaths from liver disease in 2019.

49.% cases of cirrhosis are related to alcohol consumption.

Between 2010 to 2016 excess alcohol consumption was responsible for one in three American liver transplants.

Highest Alcoholism Consumption Rate By Country

Country

Male

Female

1. Russia

16.29%

2.58%

2. Hungary

15.29%

2.27%

3. Lithuania

13.35%

1.98%

4. South Korea

13.10%

0.41%

5. Latvia

11.54%

1.67%

6. Belarus

11.43%

1.69%

7. Estonia

11.09%

1.62%

8. Niue

10.58%

0.34%

9. Colombia

10.33%

2.55%

10. Thailand

10.18%

0.99%

11. Kazakhstan

9.52%

1.48%

12. Slovakia

9.47%

0.93%

13. Norway

9.05%

2.55%

14. Bahamas

8.72%

1.68%

15. Ukraine

8.63%

0.79%

16. Laos

8.38%

0.28%

17. Uruguay

7.97%

1.50%

18. Philippines

7.95%

0.95%

19. Saint Lucia

7.71%

1.49%

20. Peru

7.65%

1.33%

21. Dominica

7.55%

1.46%

22. Georgia

7.44%

0.25%

23. Venezuela

7.43%

1.44%

24. Brazil

7.29%

1.41%

25. Belize

6.91%

1.34%

26. China

6.90%

0.22%

27. Chile

6.67%

1.39%

28. Argentina

6.64%

1.78%

29. Costa Rica

6.62%

1.28%

30. Barbados

6.57%

1.24%

31. Saint Vincent And The Grenadines

6.48%

1.24%

32. Dominican Republic

6.43%

1.24%

33. United Kingdom

6.42%

1.52%

34. Finland

6.39%

1.17%

35. Sweden

6.32%

2.27%

36. Haiti

6.28%

1.11%

37. Australia

6.17%

2.61%

38. Ecuador

6.10%

1.07%

39. Grenada

6.03%

1.18%

40. Mongolia

5.95%

0.20%

41. Panama

5.95%

1.15%

42. Antigua And Barbuda

5.81%

1.12%

43. Suriname

5.64%

1.09%

44. Bolivia

5.62%

0.98%

45. Guyana

5.60%

1.06%

46. United States

5.48%

1.92%

47. Romania

5.45%

1.29%

48. Canada

5.43%

1.92%

49. Netherlands

5.29%

0.81%

50. Bosnia And Herzegovina

5.19%

1.23%

51. El Salvador

5.16%

1.01%

52. Paraguay

5.01%

0.97%

53. Croatia

4.88%

1.11%

54. Ireland

4.84%

1.19%

55. North Korea

4.78%

0.15%

56. Cuba

4.71%

0.90%

57. France

4.54%

1.07%

58. Honduras

4.51%

0.88%

59. Germany

4.51%

0.88%

60. Poland

4.50%

1.05%

61. Trinidad And Tobago

4.46%

0.87%6

62. Luxembourg

4.45%

1.06%

63. Czech Republic

4.44%

0.58%

64. Sri Lanka

4.34%

0.44%

65. Fiji

4.26%

0.14%56

66. Andorra

4.25%

1.00%

67. Kiribati

4.14%

0.14%

68. Vietnam

4.13%

0.14%

69. Mexico

4.13%

0.21%

70. Denmark

4.12%

0.98%

71. Monaco

4.11%

0.96%

72. Portugal

4.07%

0.95%

73. Austria

3.88%

0.90%

74. Bulgaria

3.87%

0.91%

75. Guatemala

3.82%

0.68%

76. Nepal

3.80%

0.48%

77. Papua New Guinea

3.76%

0.13%

78. Nicaragua

3.75%

0.66%

79. Maldives

3.74%

0.47%

80. Malaysia

3.74%

0.42%

81. Switzerland

3.71%

0.87%

82. Nauru

3.65%

0.12%

83. South Africa

3.64%

0.88%

84. Greece

3.56%

0.84%

85. New Zealand

3.50%

2.20%

86. India

3.47%

0.42%

87. Slovenia

3.45%

0.79%

88. Azerbaijan

3.45%

0.38%

89. Cambodia

3.35%

0.11%

90. Uganda

3.35%

0.36%

91. Cook Islands

3.23%

0.11%

92. San Marino

3.22%

0.74%

93. Iceland

2.97%

0.73%

94. Cyprus

2.90%

0.00%

95. Jamaica

2.90%

0.41%

96. Burundi

2.76%

0.29%

97. Albania

2.72%

0.67%

98. Kyrgyzstan

2.71%

0.30%

99. Tuvalu

2.69%

0.09%

100. Zimbabwe

2.62%

0.28%

101. Gabon

2.57%

0.29%

102. Tajikistan

2.57%

0.29%

103. Malta

2.55%

0.60%

104. Rwanda

2.36%

0.25%

105. Swaziland

2.27%

0.25%

106. Japan

2.25%

0.13%

107. Bahrain

2.18%

0.00%

108. Sao Tome And Principe

2.13%

0.24%

109. Sierra Leone

2.10%

0.24%

110. Uzbekistan

2.10%

0.23%

111. Seychelles

2.03%

0.22%

112. Belgium

2.03%

0.84%

113. Nigeria

1.95%

0.03%

114. Indonesia

1.95%

0.34%

115. Timor Leste

1.94%

0.25%

116. Armenia

1.94%

0.22%

117. Vanuatu

1.93%

0.06%

118. Burkina Faso

1.90%

0.21%

119. Tonga

1.89%

0.06%

120. Botswana

1.87%

0.19%

121. Solomon Islands

1.82%

0.06%

122. Namibia

1.80%

0.19%

123. Tanzania

1.79%

0.19%

124. Turkey

1.77%

0.65%

125. Chad

1.68%

0.19%

126. Qatar

1.64%

0.00%

127. Cameroon

1.64%

0.18%

128. Myanmar

1.62%

0.05%

129. Bhutan

1.53%

0.20%

130. Turkmenistan

1.51%

0.17%

131. Zambia

1.47%

0.16%

132. Kenya

1.47%

0.16%

133. Liberia

1.43%

0.16%

134. Ghana

1.43%

0.16%

135. Angola

1.42%

0.16%

136. Singapore

1.40%

0.19%

137. Lesotho

1.35%

0.15%

138. Israel

1.35%

0.33%

139. Republic Of The Congo

1.29%

0.14%

140. Mauritius

1.17%

0.13%

141. Guinea Bissau

1.10%

0.12%

142. Spain

1.07%

0.17%

143. Gambia

1.03%

0.12%

144. Central African Republic

0.99%

0.10%

145. Dr Congo

0.99%

0.10%

146. Pakistan

0.91%

0.12%

147. Equatorial Guinea

0.85%

0.10%

148. Morocco

0.79%

0.00%

149. Djibouti

0.75%

0.08%

150. Tunisia

0.73%

0.00%

151. Madagascar

0.73%

0.08%

152. Mozambique

0.72%

0.08%

153. Lebanon

0.69%

0.00%

154. Benin

0.66%

0.07%

155. Malawi

0.66%

0.07%

156. Bangladesh

0.61%

0.08%

157. Togo

0.60%

0.07%

158. United Arab Emirates

0.59%

0.00%

159. Syria

0.59%

0.00%

160. Eritrea

0.56%

0.06%

161. Sudan

0.54%

0.06%

162. Senegal

0.52%

0.06%

163. Italy

0.50%

0.41%

164. Iran

0.50%

0.00%

165. Egypt

0.44%

0.00%

166. Saudi Arabia

0.38%

0.00%

167. Oman

0.37%

0.00%

168. Somalia

0.28%

0.03%

169. Mali

0.28%

0.03%

170. Algeria

0.26%

0.03%

171. Yemen

0.24%

0.00%

172. Iraq

0.19%

0.00%

173. Afghanistan

0.18%

0.12%

174. Guinea

0.16%

0.02%

175. Comoros

0.13%

0.01%

176. Niger

0.09%

0.01%

177. Kuwait

0.07%

0.00%

178. Libya

0.05%

0.00%

179. Mauritania

0.02%

0.00%

180. Palau

0.00%

0.00%

181. Marshall Islands

0.00%

0.00%

182. Samoa

0.00%

0.00%

Alcohol Abuse & Deaths By Country

Belarus had 19.82% deaths from alcoholism.

Mongolia had 18.07% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Guatemala had 13.98% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Slovenia had 18.15% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

El Salvador had 10.98% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Ukraine had 10.06% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Poland had 9.8% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Latvia had 8.83% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Estonia had 7.73% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Paraguay had 7.17% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Kazakhstan had 6.90% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Denmark had 6.10% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Kyrgyzstan had 5.67% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Lithuania had 5.40% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Nicaragua had 5.38% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Finland had 5.17% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Haiti had 5.12% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Granada had 4.74% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Bahamas had 4.67% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Lesotho had 4.54% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Honduras had 4.52% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Moldova had 4.34% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Saint Lucia had 4.33% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Germany had 4.23% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Bolivia had 4.06% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Cuba had 3.85% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

The United States had 3.50% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Austria had 3.45% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

France had 3.29% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Mauritius had 3.15% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Iceland had 3.14% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Hungary had 3.08% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Belize had 3.06% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Brazil had 3.02% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Antigua and Barbuda had 2.95% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Croatia had 2.92% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Slovakia had 2.88% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Czech Republic had 2.86% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Luxembourg had 2.81% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Suriname had 2.81% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Mozambique had 2.80% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Belgium had 2.78% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Canada had 2.76% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Central African Republic had 2.64% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Turkmenistan had 2.64% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Serbia had 2.48% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Swaziland had 2.46% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Micronesia had 2.45% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Mexico had 2.39% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Norway had 2.35% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Eritrea had 2.33% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Azerbaijan had 2.28% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Somalia had 2.22% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Costa Rica had 2.21% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

The Netherlands had 2.12% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Uruguay had 2.09% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Sweden had 2.09% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Djibouti had 2.05% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Rwanda had 2.04% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

South Africa had 1.99% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Botswana had 1.92% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Zambia had 1.90% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Namibia had 1.87% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Vanuatu had 1.83% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Tajikistan had 1.82% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Solomon Islands had 1.81% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

India had 1.81% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

United Kingdom had 1.76% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Ecuador had 1.74% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Cote D’Ivoire had 1.72% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Burkina Faso had 1.72% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Uganda had 1.67% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Equatorial Guinea had 1.67% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Burundi had 1.64% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Cameroon had 1.58% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Pakistan had 1.57% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Angola had 1.56% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Congo had 1.55% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Switzerland had 1.53% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Democratic Republic of the Congo had 1.52% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Togo had 1.51% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Gabon had 1.51% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Romania had 1.49% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Malawi had 1.46% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

New Guinea had 1.41% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Kenya had 1.41% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Chad had 1.41% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Ethiopia had 1.39% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Samoa had 1.38% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Guinea had 1.38% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Benin had 1.37% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Ghana had 1.37% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Trinidad and Tobago had 1.36% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Guinea-Bissau had 1.35% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

South Korea had 1.34% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Sierra Leone had 1.31% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Comoros had 1.29% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines had 1.28% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Niger had 1.27% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Sao Tome and Principe had 1.23% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Gambia had 1.23% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Madagascar had 1.20% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Dominican Republic had 1.20% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Nigeria had 1.16% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Laos had 1.13% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Montenegro had 1.10% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Tanzania had 1.08% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Australia had 1.07% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

China had 1.05% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

North Korea had 1.04% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Cambodia had 1.03% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

South Sudan had 1.00% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Liberia had 1.00% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Peru had 0.98% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Cape Verde had 0.96% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Senegal had 0.96% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Tonga had 0.94% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Bhutan had 0.92% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Argentina had 0.89% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Chile had 0.88% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Barbados had 0.84% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Vietnam had 0.82% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

New Zealand had 0.75% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Panama had 0.74% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Kiribati had 0.72% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Myanmar had 0.69% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Afghanistan had 0.68% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Thailand had 0.68% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Zimbabwe had 0.63% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Timor-Leste had 0.62% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Portugal had 0.60% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Malaysia had 0.58% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

The Seychelles had 0.56% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Bahrain had 0.54% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Albania had 0.53% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Yemen had 0.44% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

North Macedonia had 0.44% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Brunei had 0.43% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Bulgaria had 0.43% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Israel had 0.42% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Spain had 0.41% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Guyana had 0.41% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Syria had 0.39% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Malta had 0.37% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Uzbekistan had 0.36% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Saudi Arabia had 0.35% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Libya had 0.34% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Oman had 0.34% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Greece had 0.33% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Sri Lanka had 0.33% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Cyprus had 0.33% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Sudan had 0.31% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Morocco had 0.31% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Lebanon had 0.30% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Italy had 0.26% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Iran had 0.25% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Qatar had 0.25% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Tunisia had 0.25% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Kuwait had 0.25% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Jamaica had 0.24% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Japan had 0.24% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Indonesia had 0.24% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Fiji had 0.21% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Turkey had 0.21% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Bangladesh had 0.20% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Algeria had 0.20% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Egypt had 0.17% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Iraq had 0.16% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

The Maldives had 0.16% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Jordan had 0.15% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Venezuela had 0.12% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Singapore had 0.12% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Armenia had 0.10% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Colombia had 0.04% of all deaths in their country from alcoholism.

Alcohol Abuse & Deaths By State

StateTotal Deaths% Under 21
Alabama2,2083.9%
Alaska4333.9%
Arizona3,6702.8%
Arkansas1,4073.6%
California15,4432.5%
Colorado2,6232.8%
Connecticut1,4262.2%
Delaware4662.8%
District of Columbia3923.3%
Florida10,6552.3%
Georgia3,9533.7%
Hawaii5262.3%
Idaho7323.0%
Illinois5,1513.5%
Indiana2,9603.4%
Iowa1,3052.5%
Kansas1,1463.1%
Kentucky2,2062.7%
Louisiana2,2784.1%
Maine7141.7%
Maryland2,4823.2%
Massachusetts2,7601.9%
Michigan4,5482.6%
Minnesota2,0822.3%
Mississippi1,3723.9%
Missouri2,8773.7%
Montana6052.8%
Nebraska7203.1%
Nevada1,5482.4%
New Hampshire6611.7%
New Jersey3,0082.2%
New Mexico1,5812.6%
New York6,7012.0%
North Carolina4,4523.1%
North Dakota3472.6%
Ohio5,7392.6%
Oklahoma2,1042.8%
Oregon2,1862.0%
Pennsylvania5,7032.7%
Rhode Island4931.4%
South Carolina2,5863.2%
South Dakota4633.9%
Tennessee3,3592.9%
Texas10,6474.0%
Utah9033.8%
Vermont3321.5%
Virginia3,0713.1%
Washington3,1841.8%
West Virginia1,0372.0%
Wisconsin2,6512.3%
Wyoming3472.6%

2,208 Americans died as a result of alcoholism in Alabama in 2019.

433 Americans died as a result of alcoholism in Alaska in 2019.

3,670 Americans died as a result of alcoholism in Arizona in 2019.

1,407 Americans died as a result of alcoholism Arkansas in 2019.

15,443 Americans died as a result of alcoholism in California in 2019.

2,623 Americans died as a result of alcoholism in Colorado in 2019.

1,426 Americans died as a result of alcoholism in Connecticut in 2019.

466 Americans died as a result of alcoholism in Delaware in 2019.

392 Americans died as a result of alcoholism in the District of Columbia in 2019.

10,655 Americans died as a result of alcoholism in Florida in 2019.

3,953 Americans died as a result of alcoholism in Georgia in 2019.

526 Americans died as a result of alcoholism in Hawaii in 2019.

732 Americans died as a result of alcoholism in Idaho in 2019.

5,151 Americans died as a result of alcoholism in Illinois in 2019.

2,960 Americans died as a result of alcoholism in Indiana in 2019.

1,305 Americans died as a result of alcoholism in Iowa in 2019.

1,146 Americans died as a result of alcoholism in Kansas in 2019.

2,206 Americans died as a result of alcoholism in Kentucky in 2019.

2,278 Americans died as a result of alcoholism in Louisiana in 2019.

714 Americans died as a result of alcoholism in Maine in 2019.

2,482 Americans died as a result of alcoholism in Maryland in 2019.

2,760 Americans died as a result of alcoholism in Massachusetts in 2019.

4,548 Americans died as a result of alcoholism in Michigan in 2019.

2,082 Americans died as a result of alcoholism in Minnesota in 2019.

1,372 Americans died as a result of alcoholism in Missouri in 2019.

605 Americans died as a result of alcoholism in Montana in 2019.

720 Americans died as a result of alcoholism in Nebraska in 2019.

1,548 Americans died as a result of alcoholism in Nevada in 2019.

661 Americans died as a result of alcoholism in New Hampshire in 2019.

3,008 Americans died as a result of alcoholism in New Jersey in 2019.

1,581 Americans died as a result of alcoholism in New Mexico in 2019.

6,701 Americans died as a result of alcoholism in New York in 2019.

4,452 Americans died as a result of alcoholism in North Carolina in 2019.

347 Americans died as a result of alcoholism in North Dakota in 2019.

5,739 Americans died as a result of alcoholism in Ohio in 2019.

2,104 Americans died as a result of alcoholism in Oklahoma in 2019.

2,186 Americans died as a result of alcoholism in Oregon in 2019.

5,703 Americans died as a result of alcoholism in Pennsylvania in 2019.

493 Americans died as a result of alcoholism in Rhode Island in 2019.

2,586 Americans died as a result of alcoholism in South Carolina in 2019.

463 Americans died as a result of alcoholism in South Dakota in 2019.

3,359 Americans died as a result of alcoholism in Tennessee in 2019.

10,647 Americans died as a result of alcoholism in Texas in 2019.

903 Americans died as a result of alcoholism in Utah in 2019.

332 Americans died as a result of alcoholism in Vermont in 2019.

3,071 Americans died as a result of alcoholism in Virginia in 2019.

3,184 Americans died as a result of alcoholism in Washington in 2019.

1,037 Americans died as a result of alcoholism in West Virginia in 2019.

2,651 Americans died as a result of alcoholism in Wisconsin in 2019.

347 Americans died as a result of alcoholism in Wyoming in 2019.

Statistics About Treatment & Recovery

139.7 million Americans are using alcohol right now.

35.9% of all Americans who have alcoholism that began more than a year before treatment are able to make a successful, long-term recovery after treatment.

18.2% of all those who have had treatment for their alcoholism are able to completely avoid drinking at all once they have completed treatment.

17.7% of all those who undergo treatment for alcoholism are now considered low risk drinkers. Low risk drinkers are men who don’t drink more than 4 drinks in a day or 14 drinks in a week. Women are considered to be low risk drinkers if they don’t drink more than 3 drinks in a day or seven drinks in a single week.

25.0% of all drinkers who have undergone some form of treatment for alcoholism are considered dependent drinkers. Dependent drinkers are those drinkers who are unable to avoid consuming over a certain number of drinks in a day or a week.

27.3% of those who have undergone some form of treatment for alcoholism are considered to be in partial remission. Drinkers who are in partial remission are those alcoholics who have some symptoms of alcoholism but are not considered to be full blown alcoholics.

11.8 of all alcoholics who have undergone some form of treatment are considered to be asymptomatic risk drinkers. Asymptomatic risk drinkers are those who do not show symptoms of alcoholism but continue to drink to excess. Men who drink more than 4 drinks a day or 14 drinks a week meet this definition. Women who drink over 3 drinks a day or 7 days in a week fall into this category.

Alcohol Demographics

In the United States, 69.1% of all deaths that are related to alcohol consumption are men.

3,983 Americans who are 21 or under will die of alcoholism each year. 75.1% of those who are affected by this problem are men.

37.2% of all Americans who are killed each year in any form of alcohol-related car crashes are are between 20 and 34.

96.5% of all American teenagers who die as a result of some form of excessive alcohol consumption will die will die as a result of acute causes. This includes suicides and car car accidents. Only 4.5% of all American teenagers who die from alcohol related causes will die as a result of chronic conditions such as a liver problem.

85.9% of all Americans who are over 65 and die as a result of excessive alcohol consumption are going to die as a result of chronic medical conditions such as liver failure or cirrhosis rather than an acute problem.

Statistics By Age

As of 1984, the official legal age when Americans are allowed to drink is 21 years.

American adults between the ages of 35 to 54 are far more likely to drink than those who are older or younger than this demographic.

60% of Americans between the ages of 18 and 34 drink alcohol.

70% of Americans between the ages of 35 to 54 drink alcohol.

52% of Americans between the ages of all Americans who are 55 and older drink alcohol.

45% of Americans between the ages of 18 and 34 drink beer. 22% of Americans between the ages of 18 and 34 drink wine. 30% of Americans between the ages of 18 and 34 drink wine.

42% of Americans between the ages of 35 to 54 drink beer. 28% of Americans between the ages of 35 to 54 drink wine. 30% of Americans between the ages of 35 to 54 drink liquor.

32% of Americans between the ages of 55 and older drink beer. 42% of Americans between the ages of 55 and older drink wine. 23% of Americans between 55 and older drink liquor.

Statistics By Gender

58% of adult American men currently report drinking at least once in the last month.

49% of all adult American women admit to drinking at least once in the past month.

21% of American men report they have engaged in binge drinking at some point in time.

13% of all American women admit to engaging binge drinking at some point.

9% of all American women in age groups have an alcohol use problem.

17% of all American women who are aged 18 to 25 years had are alcoholics.

62,000 of all American deaths from alcoholism happen to men.

26,000 alcohol related deaths happen to American women.

Statistics By Race & Ethnicity

70% of American Hispanic men drink alcohol.

65% of Native American men drink alcohol.

62% of American Black men drink alcohol.

61% of all American Asian men report drinking.

36% of Asian women are current drinkers.

74% all white men consume alcohol.

65% of white women are current drinkers.

40% of Hispanic men report drinking heavily each day.

24% of Hispanic women report daily heavy drinking.

30% of white men report drinking heavily each day.

23% of white women report drinking heavily each day.

70% of all white people drink alcohol.

Statistics By Education Level

High school dropouts are 6.34 times more likely than groups with more education to develop alcoholism.

Statistics By Education Level

8 in 10 adults who fall in the top 25$ of all earners were likely to drink at least one drink each month.

78% of those who earn at least $75,000 a year drink alcohol.

67% of Americans who live in households with with an annual household income of between $30,000 and %74,000 a year drink alcohol.

45% of Americans who live in households with an annual household income lower than %30,000 a year drink alcohol.

45% of Americans who live in households that fall into the top half of earners report having had at least one drink the last 24 hours.

18% of all Americans who fall into the bottom tier of income report having had at least one drink in the last 24 hours.

Statistics By Employment Status

People who work 48 hours or more each week were twice as likely to drink at once a week as those who worked 40 hours a week or less.

2.3 million American employees have at least one drink before they go to work.

Statistics By Employment Status

American bartenders are 2.33 times more likely to die as a result of alcohol than people employed in other professions.

8.9 million Americans admit that they have at least one drink when they are at work.

20% of American lawyers have a problem with alcoholism.

10% of all employed Americans have a problem with too much drinking that needs to be treated.

6% of all working American adults are drinking and getting drunk at once a month.

3% of all employed Americans state they are getting drunk at least once a week.

American adults in the workforce who are younger than 25 are 2.5 times more likely
than those who are older to consume at least one drink a week. They are also more likely to drink to excess than people who are employed and older.

2.3 million American workers fit the legal definition of being drunk when they are on the job. 1.8% of the American workforce will have at least one drink before they start a work shift.

8.9 million American employees have had at least one drink when on the job at some point in time. 7.1% of the American workforce has drunk alcohol when working.

11.6 American workers has gone to work with a hangover.

15% of all American employees have gotten drunk at least once in front of their immediate supervisor.

14% of all American workers have behaved in a way that might be considered inappropriate behavior when they were drinking while on the job or at a party after the end of the workday.

American companies have to spend $33 billion each year in order to provide assistance for their employees who have some form of alcoholism. This includes money spent to help other employees cope with excessive absenteeism as well as money for healthcare costs and the cost of treatment for employees with alcoholism.

35% of all working Americans have seen someone on the job who exhibits signs of alcoholism.

Employees who drink heavily are 3 – 8 times more likely to be absent at any given point in time from the job than their work colleagues who abstain.

American employees who have at least one drink when they are on the job during the day are 3.5 times more likely to be involved in any kind of accident when they are at work.

11% of all American workplace-related injuries as well accidents on the job are caused by employees who have had too much to drink.

Drinking on the job can be more dangerous for certain professions. Roofers are 1.87 times more likely to die if they drink when at the job site. Chefs who drink when they are at work are 1.75 times if they drink when on the job.

People who are not employed are 87% more likely to have at least one drink a day.

Alcohol-Related Deaths Per 10,000 Adults

Alcohol-Related Deaths Per 10,000 Adults

Average Number Of Daily Deaths From Excessive Alcohol Use

Average Number Of Daily Deaths From Excessive Alcohol Use

Sources

  1. DrugAbuseStatistics.org
  2. WHO.int
  3. NIAAA.NIH.gov
  4. CDC.gov
  5. TheRecoveryVillage.com
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Medical Director Dr. Elizabeth Drew graduated from Hahnemann University School of Medicine and completed her family practice residency at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown PA. In 2005, she opened her family medicine office in Doylestown, and in 2008 she treated her first patient for opiate addiction. Since then Dr. Drew has attained her board certification in Addiction Medicine, treated more than a thousand patients for addiction to opiates and alcohol, participated in programs to educate the community, traveled to Washington DC to educate our legislators, and served as Medical Director at some of the best addiction treatment programs in Pennsylvania. She understands that addiction is a chronic disease that no one would choose to have, and her treatment philosophy is based on respect, compassion, and empowerment. She is excited to be the Medical Director of MPower Wellness and work to provide superior addiction treatment in Chester County.

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