Alcohol Abuse & Treatment
Alcohol abuse and alcoholism are among the most serious health problem we are facing today. More than 100,000 U.S. deaths are caused each year by excessive alcohol consumption each year. Direct and indirect causes of death include drunk driving, cirrhosis of the liver, accidents, cancer, and stroke.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that there are over 17,000 alcohol-related traffic fatalities every year.
50% of all U.S. homicides are alcohol related, and 40% of all assaults are alcohol related, particularly domestic assaults. About three-quarters of all prisoners were involved in alcohol or drug abuse in some way in the time leading up to their current offense.
Alcohol abuse and alcoholism is a family disease. Approximately 53% of adults in the United States have reported that one or more of their close relatives has a drinking problem.
Three-quarters of children aged 8 to 17 cite their parents as the primary influence in their decisions about whether they drink alcohol or not.
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