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Alarming and Disturbing Alcoholism Facts

Here are some frightening alcoholism facts, including some for drug addiction that will really help put the dangers of alcoholism and addiction into perspective.

Some Frightening Facts about Alcoholism and Drug Addiction:

  • Alcoholism is a major health problem and ranks with cancer and heart disease as a threat to health. The alarming rates at which drug addiction is on the rise make it a massive threat in its own right
  • Of all fatal accidents on roads, more than 50% involve alcohol
  • Children of addicts and alcoholics are four times more likely to become addicts and alcoholics themselves than children of non-addicts
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  • Alcohol is the most commonly used and widely abused psychoactive drug in the world
  • One in ten people who drink become alcoholics. It may only take using a drug like heroin once or twice to become addicted
  • Rates of alcohol and drug addiction are highest among adults aged 18-29
  • Use of alcohol and drugs is one of the leading causes of death and injury among teenagers and young adults
  • Violent behaviour attributed to alcohol use accounts for roughly 49% of murders, 52% of rapes, 21% of suicides and 60% of child abuse
  • Around 90% of property related crimes, especially theft, and 90% of street muggings are made by drug addicts who need money to support their addiction
  • Kids who start drinking before the age of 15 are also four times more likely to develop a drinking problem than those who wait unil they're 21
  • Around one in three adults drink at levels that put them at risk of developing a number of related health conditions, including alcoholism and liver disease
  • It is estimated that approximately 18 million people in America meet the definition of being classified as alcoholic

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If these facts on alcoholism and drug addiction don't send a shiver down your spine, then I don't know what will.

Hopefully these alcoholism facts and drug addiction facts will create the awareness of the real dangers that alcohol and drugs can cause - and that we as a society as a whole have a real responsibility to pass the message on.

Make sure you go on to read the Addiction and Alcoholism Statistics page as well because there you'll find out even more disturbing drug and alcoholism statistics and facts.

This new piece provides some of the latest Drug Addiction Statistics and facts about drug addiction provided by the National Institute for Drug Abuse.

The Effects of Alcoholism and Drug Addiction tells you about the real damage alcohol and drugs causes to your health (mental and physical), family members and society as a whole.

With cocaine being one of the most dangerous and widely used drugs out there, this Facts about Cocaine article makes interesting reading so make sure you take a look at that.

And this must read provides some of the Latest Statistics on Alcoholism released as per some of the most respected publications on these matters, the NIAAA (US) and NHS (UK).

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