Status: Little or no detectable change
Most Recent Data:
5.3 percent (2019)
5.4 percent of persons aged 12 years and over had an alcohol use disorder (defined as meeting DSM-IV criteria) in the past 12 months in 2018
Reduce the proportion of persons with alcohol use disorder in the past year
Drinking too much alcohol can cause serious health problems including stroke, cancer, and cirrhosis. People with alcohol use disorder are also more likely to get sick and less able to fight off infections. Prevention strategies include programs at the school, family, and community level — and behavioral therapies and medications can help treat alcohol use disorder.
Workgroup: Substance Use Workgroup