Alcohol is still the most widely abused drug in America. It is also the deadliest drug and causes the most damage to society, since it is readily available and socially accepted.
About 470,000 people in the country have sought rehabilitation help for alcohol abuse and addiction in the past year, while an additional 365,000 people entered treatment for alcohol and another drug combined. However, most of these people either do not enter into effective inpatient rehabilitation programs, which is one reason why the national relapse rates are so high.
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Here are some results from recent national surveys on alcohol abuse:
Nearly one quarter (23.7 percent) of persons aged 12 or older participated in binge drinking at least once in the 30 days prior to the survey in 2009. This translates to about 59.6 million people. The rate in 2009 is similar to the rate in 2008 (23.3 percent).
In 2009, heavy drinking was reported by 6.8 percent of the population aged 12 or older, or 17.1 million people. This percentage is similar to the rate of heavy drinking in 2008 (6.9 percent).
The rate of binge drinking was 41.7 percent for young adults aged 18 to 25. Heavy alcohol use was reported by 13.7 percent of persons aged 18 to 25. These rates are similar to the rates in 2008 (41.0 and 14.5 percent, respectively).
Young adults aged 18 to 22 enrolled full time in college were more likely than their peers not enrolled full time (i.e., part-time college students and persons not currently enrolled in college) to use alcohol in the past month, binge drink, and drink heavily. Among full-time college students in 2009, 63.9 percent were current drinkers, 43.5 percent were binge drinkers, and 16.0 percent were heavy drinkers. Among those not enrolled full time in college, these rates were 53.5, 37.8, and 11.7 percent, respectively.
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