August 23, 2017

Alcohol Statistics

[frame align=”left”]Alcohol Statistics[/frame]Alcohol statistics are very important in order for people to be aware of the battle of alcoholism throughout our communities and our world. So many people – from children to the elderly – have suffered or are currently suffering with alcoholism and the horrible effects of it. Learning about the various statistics about alcohol will give you a better picture about how alcoholism affects individuals, their loved ones, and societies as a whole. Here are some important alcohol statistics to know.

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Alcoholic Beverages

  • The majority of people in most countries, excluding Islamic countries, consume alcoholic beverages.
  • When added to certain grains, vegetables, and fruit, yeast starts the fermentation process to make alcohol.
  • Over the years, there are many different reasons on using alcoholic beverages. These reasons include recreational purpose, masking mental or emotional problems, as a sacrament to simply being a beverage.
  • In nearly every country, banning and restricting alcoholic beverages occurred at one in history. Despite this historical fact, lifting the bans and restrictions occurred due to demand of alcoholic beverages.
  • People in the United States spend more than $90 billion dollars each year on alcoholic beverages.
  • An average United States consumer may drink more than 2 gallons of wine, 1 ½ gallons of distilled spirits, and 25 gallons of beer each year.

Underage Drinking

  • Approximately 6.6 million children under the age of 18 live in a household where one or both of their parents are alcoholics.
  • As many as 7.7 million children in Europe have at least one parent who is a problem drinker.
  • By the time a teen has reached the 12th grade, there is an 80% chance he or she has used alcohol. As far as being drunk 62% of teens experience this before the end of high school.
  • Children who have started drinking alcohol by the time they are in the 7th grade are more likely to have substance abuse problems, academic problems, and delinquent behavior while in both high school and middle school.
  • One in 3 8th grade students drinks alcoholic beverages.
  • One in 5 teens binge drinks, while just 1 in 100 parents think that her or his teen binge drinks.
  • Alcohol use by teens kills approximately 6,000 people every year, which is more than every illegal drug combined.

Alcohol Advertisements

  • A study of 5th and 6th graders have shown that those who were aware of beer advertisements typically felt more favorable and drinking and considered drinking more frequently as they grew up.
  • A typical young person sees upwards of 1, 00 commercials for wine coolers or beer each year in the United States.
  • A typical young person in the United States also sees several thousand different fictional drinking occurrences on television each year.

Alcohol and Jobs

  • Alcohol abuse accounts for approximately 67% of all substance abuse complaints that United States employers receive.
  • Students spend approximately $5.5 billion on alcohol each year, which is more than they spend on coffee, juice, soft drinks, tea, or books combined.
  • The largest percentage – 12.2% – of heavy drinkers is adults between the ages of 26 and 34 who are unemployed.
  • As many as 47% of industrial injuries and 40% of industrial fatalities can be linked to alcoholism and the consumption of alcoholic beverages.

Drunk Driving

  • Before their first arrest, a driver will drive drunk 87 times.
  • One in 3 people will have been involved in a crash related to alcohol in their lifetime.
  • The cost of drunk driving for each United States adult is around $500 each year.
  • A person dies in a crash related to drunk driving approximately once every 50 minutes.
  • For every minute of a day represents one individual injured due in a car accident related to alcohol.
  • Despite their license being suspended, individuals charged with drunk driver, between 50 to 75%, still drive daily.
  • Children who began drinking alcohol at a young age are 7 times more likely to be involved in an alcohol related automobile crash.
  • The leading cause for death for teens is car crashes, and one out of every three of those car crashes is related to the consumption of alcoholic beverages.

Alcoholism and Irresponsible Drinking

  • Approximately 50,000 different cases of alcohol poisoning are reported in the United States each year.
  • Approximately one person dies each week in the United States due to alcohol poisoning, which is a preventable condition.
  • Alcoholism may happen more quickly in young adults and adolescents, while classic alcoholism typically takes around 15 years to develop.
  • More than 15 million United States citizens are dependent on alcohol…
  • Approximately 500,000 of the United States citizens that are dependent on alcohol are between the ages of 9 and 12.
  • Alcohol is the top drug problem in the United States.
  • Three % of people in the United States have had alcoholism in their families.