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Alcohol Research and Statistics

Reference materials and data tables on the effects alcohol, alcoholism, drunk driving, health issues and more.
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Top Substance Abuse Research Findings of 2013
In 2013, the top substance abuse-related research stories included two medications used for other purposes were found effective for treating alcoholism.

Top Substance Abuse Research Findings of 2012
The top substance abuse-related research studies in 2012 found several more negative effects of smoking marijuana.

Top Substance Abuse Research of 2011
The top substance abuse related scientific research studies of 2011 revealed a new risk for developing breast cancer, a link to mental illness and alcohol dependence, the average life of an addiction, more negative effects of binge drinking and another way that alcohol consumption affects women more than men.

Top Substance Abuse Research of 2010

The top substance abuse related scientific research of 2010 revealed disturbing trends in illicit drug use and binge drinking.

Top Substance Abuse Research of 2009
The top substance abuse related scientific research in 2009 included a way for women to protect their unborn children, a warning for young men who smoke marijuana regularly, warnings for both moderate and heavy drinkers and the development of a possible vaccine to help cocaine addicts.

Per Capita Alcohol Consumption
Based on alcohol sales data.

Patterns of Underage Alcohol Consumption
Patterns of Underage Alcohol Consumption.

Prevalence of Alcohol Abuse and Dependence
Prevalence by age, sex, and ethnicity.

Deaths from Cirrhosis of the Liver
Age-adjusted death rates by demographic groups.

Alcohol-Related Fatal Traffic Crashes
Data by decendent's role and by age group.

Trends in Alcohol-Related Morbidity
Rate of alcohol-related diagnoses by demographic group.

Alcohol-Related Economic Data
Cost of alcohol and drug abuse in the United States.

Alcohol-Related Risk Factors Among Adults
Current, chronic and binge drinkers and driving while drinking statistics.

Alcohol-Related Risk Behaviors Among Youth
Students who drink, binge drink, or ride with drunk drivers.

Alcohol-Related Health Risks
Death rates, health conditions and fetal alcohol syndrome data.

Where Do the Numbers Come From?
Newspapers regularly publish stories that report estimates the number of people effected by alcohol. Where do these numbers come from, and how realistic are they?

Heavy Drinking Declines With Age for Some
Research has revealed that heavy drinking usually declines as people get older, but the rate of decline is slower for men, compared to women, and smokers, compared to non-smokers.

Survey Finds That Many Recover From Alcoholism
More than one-third (35.9 percent) of U.S. adults with alcohol dependence --also known as alcoholism -- that began more than one year ago are now in full recovery.

Alcohol Abuse Increases, Dependence Declines
The number of American adults who abuse alcohol or are alcohol dependent rose from 13.8 million in 1991-1992 to 17.6 million in 2001-2002, according to results from the 2001-2002 National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions.

Epidemiology in Alcohol Research
Epidemiology in Alcohol Research articles were highlighted in the first quarter 2004 issues of the Alcohol Research and Health publication of the National Institue of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.

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