Alcohol is a major part of the culture of the United States. In 2014, alcohol sales—which include beer, wine, liquor, and other alcoholic beverages—totaled nearly $225 billion. The following year, more than 15 million Americans over the age of 18 reported having Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD), known more commonly as alcoholism. That number reaches even higher among people who haven’t reported the disease or have yet to see a doctor for a diagnosis.
10-15% Of People Don't Start to Drink Heavily Until They are Older in Age
Even When Seniors Live Inside Nursing Homes & Assisted Living, the NCADD says that nearly 50% Have "Alcohol-Related Problems."
Mental Health, Drug & Alcohol Services Board of Logan & Champaign Counties
1521 N. Detroit St. (P.O. Box 765)
West Liberty, Ohio 43357