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How many people in the United States abuse alcohol?

How many people in the United States abuse alcohol?

April is Alcohol Awareness Month. In the United States, 17.6 million people -- about 1 in every 12 adults --abuse alcohol or are alcohol dependent, according to the U.S. Health and Human Services. In general, more men than women are alcohol dependent or have alcohol problems, and alcohol problems are highest among young adults ages 18-29.

Substance abuse refers to the overindulgence in and dependence on a substance, legal or illegal, leading to effects that are detrimental to the individual's physical health, mental health, and/or the welfare of others. There are many government, private and religious organizations that provide assistance to people with substance abuse problems.

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If you are an employer seeking information on workplace substance abuse issues, you can visit the Department of Labor's (DOL) Substance Abuse Information Database (SAID). SAID provides information about and access to hundreds of documents and resources that may assist employers and others to learn about workplace substance abuse issues and develop drug-free workplace programs, such as Working Partners at Work and the Drug-Free Workplace Advisor.

April is Alcohol Awareness Month, a month set aside to recognize the serious problem of alcohol abuse.


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