As Alcohol Awareness Month 2022 comes to an end, we thought we’d chat about some quick facts about the Unites States (of booze). Speaking of booze – it’s no secret that drinking went up during the pandemic, but did you know? … One billion (with a B) drinks per month is roughly how much Americans increased their alcohol intake during the first nine months of the pandemic! Somewhat shocking if you ask us and also a peak into how we as Americans handle stressful situations.

  • Research shows U.S. adults have increased their drinking, binge drinking, and extreme binge drinking significantly according to the National Institutes of Health!
  • One in every 12 adults suffer from alcohol abuse or dependence – that is around 17.6 million people! To add, several million more participate in patterns of drinking that can potentially lead to alcohol dependence.
  • As a progressive disease, alcoholism can advance quickly from heavy drinking to a disorder over time. It is a slippery slope!
  • The national alcohol related hospitalizations increased from 30% to 50% in 2020. Many of these hospitalizations were due to alcohol-associated cirrhosis, a liver disease indicating end-stage liver scarring.
  • Annually an estimated 88,000 people die from alcohol-related causes! Alcohol is the third leading preventable cause of death in the United States.

A special shout-out to the National Council for Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) for supplying some FACTS if we do say so ourselves about alcohol use. If you or a loved one are in need of support, please reach out to our team at Scottsdale Recovery Center. We hold the highest accreditation (Joint Commission) and are Arizona’s premier rehab facility since 2009. Connect today at 866-519-2509.

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