- An estimated $276 Billion is lost every year in the U.S. on untreated alcohol abuse and alcoholism.
- Families of Alcoholics and Alcohol Abusers use 10 times more sick leave.
- About 40% of deaths in the workplace are caused by alcohol abuse.
- Alcohol and Drug Abuse costs industry about $100 billion a year.
- Current estimates show over 15 million in U.S. abuse alcohol and/or drugs.
- Alcoholism causes loss of about 500 million workdays per year.
- About 50% of employment “problems” are traceable to alcohol and abuse of drugs.]
- According to current statistics about 12.4 million Americans were considered heavy drinkers or abusers of alcohol.
- About 50% of employment “problems” are traceable to alcohol and abuse of drugs.
- Eighty percent of family members of alcohol abusers consider work and home life “impaired” due to alcohol.
- Alcoholism contributes to HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases.
- Of deaths in U.S. from other than prescribed drugs nearly 40% indicated alcohol abuse.
- Alcohol abuse ranks among the top causes of “preventable deaths” every year in the U.S.
- The yearly cost of alcohol abuse to every man, woman and child in the nation is roughly $1050 per person.
- Most physicians fail to screen for alcohol dependency during medical exams and health professionals consider screening a waste of time.
Statistical data obtained through:
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, Columbia, MD