How Many People Die From Alcohol Addiction Each Year?

How Many People Die From Alcohol Addiction Each Year?

approximately 88,000 people die from alcohol-related causes each year in the United States.
Approximately 40% of these deaths are due to alcohol addiction, making it the fourth most
common cause of death in the country.
Alcohol addiction is a serious problem that affects millions of people worldwide. If you or someone you know is struggling with alcoholism, please get help. There are many resources available to those who need it, and there is no shame in seeking treatment. Remember, addiction is a disease, and it is one that can be deadly. If you or someone you love is struggling with alcohol addiction, please get help today.
According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, approximately 88,000 people die from alcohol-related causes each year in the United States. This makes alcohol the third leading preventable cause of death in our country.

There are many different factors that can contribute to an alcohol addiction, including genetics, mental health, social environment, and more. If you or someone you know is struggling with alcoholism, it’s important to get help as soon as possible. Alcohol addiction can be fatal, but treatment can save lives.

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Robert Gerchalk

Robert is our health care professional reviewer of this website. He worked for many years in mental health and substance abuse facilities in Florida, as well as in home health (medical and psychiatric), and took care of people with medical and addictions problems at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. He has a nursing and business/technology degrees from The Johns Hopkins University.

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