Status: Baseline only

Baseline only

Most Recent Data:
5.4 percent (2018)

3.9 percent

Desired Direction:
Decrease desired

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

Target-Setting Method


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.