The health problems related to alcohol abuse and alcoholism vary, but they are of great concern because of their severity.
For example, a Harvard School of Public Health study showed that having 2 or more drinks a day increases the risk of developing breast cancer.
In 2016, Recovery Brands collected data that asked patients who were leaving an addiction rehabilitation center what facility features they viewed as important things to take into account when considering treatment.
The highest-rated priority was the facility’s financial policies, such as payment options, financial support, and insurance accepted.
In addition to mood and behavior changes, alcohol can affect thought, memory, and coordination.
Excessive alcohol use can affect other organs such as the heart, liver, and pancreas, contributing to cardiomyopathy, irregular heartbeat, stroke, and high blood pressure.
About 3 million violent crimes occur annually in the United States, and alcohol plays a role in 40% of them.
Two-thirds of victims who have suffered domestic or partner violence reported there had been alcohol involved, and among cases of spousal violence, 3 out of 4 incidents involved an offender who had been under the influence of alcohol.
This article will explore some recent statistics in more detail.
Alcoholism is an extremely serious problem in our world today that leads to approximately 88,000 deaths each year in the United States alone.