Many more males in the U.S.A (9.8 million) are dependent on drink, than females (3.9 million).
6.6 million minors in the U.S.A live with at least one alcoholic parent.
Happily married people are much less likely to have drinking issues over their lifetime (8.9%) than those who are not married (29.2%).
Around 25% of children experience alcoholism in their family before they are 18.
Alcohol abuse is becoming more common in the elderly as the population ages.
People who have divorced or separated are more likely to have issues with drink.
Generally it takes 15 years of drinking for a person to become drink dependent, however, this process is quicker if he/she began drinking at an earlier age.
It is estimated that 40% of alcoholism is passed from generation to generation through genes. 60% is a result of environment.
Approximately 500,000 children between the ages of nine and 12 are drink dependent.
Not surprisingly people addicted to drink are more likely to be divorced than those who are not.
11000 underage young people try alcohol for the first time EVERY DAY.
Teen alcohol abuse statistics reveal that the earlier someone starts to drink the more problems they will have. For example behavioral problems, poor academic performance, cross- dependence etc. When they become adults they are more likely to get involved in crime and violence. A person who drinks before the age of 15 is 4 times more likely to become addicted to drink than someone who did not.
Alcohol abuse statistics and.....
Drunk drivers are responsible for 50% of people killed on the road.
Nearly 40% of deaths in industry and 47% of injuries in the workplace have drink as a contributing factor.
More than one third of pedestrians killed are drunk.
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