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Alcoholism Statistics: Enlightening Experience For Everyone

Aug 29, 2008
Alcoholism is one of the biggest problems in all over the world. Every year, several surveys are conducted to gather the alcoholism statistics. According to the statistical experts, alcoholism is even a worse disease than cancer or aids as it not only spoils the person's physical health but also spoils his/her life as well. Just by reason of massive drinking, a person has to sacrifice his/her family, career and social life. Sometimes, there are the possibilities that a person adopts some wrong ways to gather money for drinking. These wrong ways could be of crime including robbery and theft etc.

There are several types of alcoholism statistics. It might surprise you but it is true, according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, there are five types of alcoholics. To increase your surprise, the biggest group of alcoholics in the world is young adults. Out of these five types of alcoholics, more than 31.5 come into the group of young adults. This is just a beginning. The next type of alcoholic is even more shocking.

The next type is the young antisocial alcoholics. This group contains all those young people who are in between 25 to 29 years of age and all of them have started drinking alcohol in their young ages. More than half of them are having several types of health hazards that make them fail to perform even normal functions. Many of them have people with drinking habits in their families. A major percentage of these people are also suffering from several types of depression and anxiety.

Besides this, the next category of alcoholics is functional alcoholics. More than half of them also smoke and all of them are belonging to middle age groups group. Surprisingly, all of them are having stable career and families. Around 19 percent or total alcoholics are intermediate familial alcoholics and 9 percent are considered as the chronic server alcoholics. After this, the next type of alcoholics is the server alcoholics. These people are those who will search for treatment for their drinking problems.

Now comes the turn of getting aware of number of men and women consumes alcohol. The results are shocking. Only in the US there are 9.8 million men having drinking problems while on the other hand 3.9 million women are exposed to drinking. According to the surveys, 3 out of 5 families have any particular person with drinking problems. 43 percent of total adults in US are open for drinking. The most shocking alcoholism statistic is that around 8 million children who are under the age of 18 years have an alcoholic parent either father or mother.

In US around 100,000 people lost their lives due to alcohol and 1/3rd of these deaths are committed suicides and accidents like car crashes or drowning. This shows that how an alcoholic person is more open for depression and anxiety. This has made alcohol the third largest cause of preventable deaths. Now, if you speak about the car crashes, around half of car accidents happen due to the alcohol or drunk driving.
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PART 2 - For part two of this article, head on to Alcoholism Statistics where you can also find shocking stories on the Alcoholism Disease.
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