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Alcoholism Facts and Statistics in Alabama

Alcoholism is a significant public health concern in Alabama, as it is in many other states across the United States. Learning the facts about alcoholism will help you or a loved on move on from addiction. We’ll take you through some facts and statistics about alcoholism to help with the recovery process.

Alcohol Consumption and Abuse In Alabama:

  • According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2018, 44.3% of adults in Alabama reported consuming alcohol in the past 30 days, with 12.9% reporting binge drinking within that same period.

  • The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) reported in 2020 that 5.4% of Alabama residents aged 12 and older had an alcohol use disorder (AUD) in the past year, which translates to approximately 210,000 individuals.

  • The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) estimated that alcohol-related deaths in Alabama totaled 1,900 in 2017, a number that has likely increased since then.

Economic Impact of Alcohol Abuse In Alabama:

  • A study conducted by the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Public Health estimated that the annual economic cost of excessive alcohol consumption in Alabama was around $3.5 billion in 2010. This figure includes healthcare costs, lost productivity, and other related expenses.
  • According to the Alabama Department of Mental Health (ADMH), only 8.7% of individuals in need of alcohol treatment received it in 2020. This lack of access to treatment further exacerbates the economic impact of alcoholism on the state.

Alcohol-Related Health Problems and Fatalities in Alabama:

  • The CDC reported that, between 2011 and 2015, alcohol-related liver disease accounted for 1,084 deaths in Alabama.

  • The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) noted that in 2019, alcohol-impaired driving fatalities in Alabama accounted for 25.6% of all traffic fatalities, resulting in 247 deaths.

  • A 2021 report by the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) revealed that alcohol was involved in 14.1% of all drug overdose deaths in the state.

Alcohol Rehabs in Alabama

14332 Alabama Hwy 69 S, Tuscaloosa, AL 35405
14600 St Stephens Ave, Chatom, AL 36518
Multiple Locations