Alcohol Statistics in the U.S.

We've created a list of Alcohol-Related Statistics for you to contemplate. Alcohol can have major effects on people's personal and professional lives. Some of the following information may be surprising to view.

  • it’s typical to see over a thousand beer and alcohol-related commercials each year
  • Alcohol factors into half of all driving deaths
  • Someone dies in an alcohol-related accident almost 50 times a day
  • Over 15 million citizens are dependent on alcohol
  • 500,000 of those dependents are under the age of 13
  • The liquor industry spends almost $2 billion on advertising each year
  • Over $90 billion is spent on alcohol each year
  • The average person consumes the following amount of alcohol each year:
    • 133 bears
    • 10 bottles of wine
    • 64 shots of distilled spirits
  • Pregnant women who drink are feeding alcohol to their babies
    • Alcohol will stay in a baby's system twice as long as an adults
  • Students consume more than $5.5 billion worth of alcohol each year
  • 56 percent of junior high and high school students report that alcohol advertisements influences them to drink
  • One-in-fifteen workers who work full-time report that they drink heavily, breaking down to:
    • Drinking five or more drinks per occasion
    • Partaking in five or more drinking occasions in the past month
  • Unemployed adults between the ages of 26 and 34 are considered to be the biggest concentration of heavy drinkers
  • Almost two-in-five of all industrial fatalities are alcohol-related
  • Close to half-of-all industrial accidents with injuries are alcohol-related
  • In 2000, nearly seven million people between the ages of 12 and 20 were considered to be "binge drinkers"
  • Approximately one-in-five under the legal drinking age is labeled as a "binge drinker"
  • A recently study stated that 25 million (one-in-ten) people admit to driving while drunk
  • This amount has increased by three million from the previous year
  • Among adults 25 and under, a quarter drive while drunk
  • Last year, 17, 488 people were killed in alcohol-related accidents
    • This amount has increased by 800 from the previous year
  • Alcohol is the number one drug problem
  • Over 40 percent of Americans have alcoholism in their families
  • Nearly 25 percent of people entering a hospital due so for alcohol-related issues
  • $100 million is spent on health care and lost productivity every year due to alcohol-related problems
  • 40 percent of criminals report that alcohol is a factor in their violent behavior
  • Three-out-of-four spousal abuse incidents are reported to involve alcohol
  • In 1996, more than 1, 467,300 driving under the influence of alcohol arrests were made
Alcohol Statistics in the U.S.