The Landscape of Alcohol Use in the U.S.
Data sheet sections include: prevalence of alcohol use, health effects of consuming alcohol, underage drinking, emergency room visits/motor vehicle accidents, impact of COVID-19 on alcohol use, benefits of prevention, benefits of treatment and recovery, key federal grant programs, the Drug-Free Communities support program, and the role of state alcohol and drug agencies.
Data was gathered from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health.
Binge drinking prevalences:
- People aged 18-25 - 31.4%
- Adults 26 and older - 22.9%
- Adolescents aged 12-17 - 4.1%
Heavy Alcohol Use Prevalences:
- People aged 18-25 - 8.6%
- Adults 26 and older - 7.7%
- Adolescents aged 12-17 - .6%
- 28.3 million people aged 12 years and older
- Only 2.1 million reported receiving treatment
- Only 362,000 received medication-assisted treatment
From 2019 to 2020, admissions to treatment increased 63.6% (2,069,199 in 2019 to 3,384,434 in 2020). From 2020 to 2021, admissions to treatment increased 114.3% (3,384,434 in 2020 to 7,252,145 in 2021).
National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors. 2022. The Landscape of Alcohol Use in the U.S. https://nasadad.org/2022/08/the-landscape-of-alcohol-use-in-the-u-s/