Alcohol is among the most used addictive substances in the United States. Excessive alcohol consumption over a long period or on one occasion can cause chronic diseases, serious health problems, or death. Abusing alcohol affects a person’s behavior, and this can cause violence and accidents.
In 2018, 14.4 million adults had alcohol use disorder in the U.S. In the previous year, only 8% of these received AUD treatment. Every year, America records around 88,000 alcohol-related deaths. And this shows how American society is losing people to alcohol every year. Unfortunately, most people don’t take alcohol abuse seriously.
And this explains why the Addiction Resource came up with this infographic. The information conveyed in this infographic highlights the effects of alcohol on society. It’s crucial because not everybody has the time to research the impact of alcohol and analyze information. This breakdown makes the information accessible for most people to read and comprehend.
Reading such information in that simplified manner can prompt some individuals to stop abusing alcohol. It can also compel some individuals to talk to their loved ones about alcohol abuse. That way, society can address the alcohol use disorder more effectively and even save some lives.