Alcohol consumption causes a huge loss annually and is prevalent in males and college graduates. Statistics show that 57.1% of males consume alcohol, 47.5% of females consume alcohol, and 69.2% of college graduates consume alcohol.

  • Studies show that 2.1% of teens aged 12-13, 9.5% of teens aged 14-15, 22.7% of teens aged 16-17, 43.8% of teens aged 18-20, and 69.3% of teens aged 21-25 consume alcohol.
  • A total of $249 billion is lost due to alcohol yearly. 5% of this loss is as a result of motor vehicle crashes, 10% law and justice costs, 11% healthcare expenses, and 72% lost productivity. This amounts to $807 loss per person and $2.05 loss per drink.
  • The US government bears the bulk of the loss (40.4%) which amounts to $100 billion. The rest is covered by the states ($3.5 billion per state).
  • At the rate of 1 bottle of wine per night, you lose $8 daily and $2,900 in a year. A pack of 12 beers costs $9 per night and $3,300 in a year. A bottle of vodka per night costs $15 and $5,500 per year. A carton of 12 beers taken 3 times a week costs $4.40 and $12,672 over 20 years.
  • Binge drinking causes a loss of $191 billion annually. This covers loss due to unintentional injuries, alcohol poisoning, STDs, FASD, neurological damage, internal organ damage, and sexual dysfunction.
  • 2% of respondents in a recent survey admitted past month consumption, and 70.7% admitted past year use.
  • 88,000 deaths annually are linked to alcohol abuse, which amounts to 2.5 million years of potential life lost. 1 in 10 of these fatal deaths is that of a working age adult.
  • 32% of ER visits are linked to alcohol abuse. Alcohol and hard drug abuse caused 658,000 ER visits in a recent survey.
  • Withdrawal symptoms of alcohol include fever, seizure, hypothermia, increased pulse, hypertension, and tremors among others.

These statistics were the result of extensive research by

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