Did you know that about 14.4 million adults in the U.S had alcohol use disorder in 2018? Out of these, only 8% received treatment for AUD. What’s more, 88,000 individuals die from causes related to alcohol every year. Most people find such statistics shocking because they show how alcohol can hurt society. Alcohol is among the most abused and addictive substances in the United States. Excessive alcohol consumption can cause serious health complications and even death. But, most people don’t understand the extent of this problem in the United States. Some don’t even give it a more profound thought. They see drinking as a usual way of life. According to the statistics highlighted in this infographic, this is not true. And it’s for this reason that the Addiction Resource created this infographic to break down the statistics.
This infographic makes it easier for the readers to understand the damage alcohol is causing in society. Such information is essential because it helps people understand the extent of the alcohol use disorder. It also shows how society is losing people to alcohol. This information can also prompt some people to rethink their drinking habits or convince their loved ones to quit alcohol.
Infographic by: addictionresource