9 Surprising Facts About Alcohol Abuse

Published On: September 5, 2018


In this post, we discuss 9 surprising facts about alcoholism. Alcoholism is the most common form of addiction after nicotine addiction.

A shocking 2 million people lose their lives each year as a direct result of alcohol abuse across the globe.

We ask you to consider the below facts the next time you chose to purchase this supposedly harmless and legal substance from your local supermarket.

We believe it’s vitally important to view alcohol as a drug. Society seems to class alcohol as something other than a drug, which is totally non-sensical.

The harsh reality is that alcohol is much more dangerous when compared to illegal drugs such as LSD, cannabis, and ecstasy.

Some surprising facts about alcoholism

Below, we list 9 surprising facts about alcoholism:

  1. Alcoholism is a causal factor in over 50 medical problems such as breast, liver, mouth and throat cancer; depression, cirrhosis of the liver and high blood pressure
  2. Only around 5% of people will receive treatment for an alcohol addiction, despite these treatments being highly effective
  3. Males account for over 65% of all alcohol-related deaths in the UK
  4. In 2017, there were over 1.1 million hospital admissions relating to alcoholism
  5. If you belong to a disadvantaged socio-economic class, you are 3.5 times more likely to die due to alcohol abuse
  6. The number of people aged between 60-74 who have been admitted to hospital for alcohol-related mental issues has risen by 150% over the last decade
  7. In 2016, there were more than 8,000 casualties caused by drink driving accidents and more than 200 fatalities
  8. Alcohol-related crises cost the taxpayer in the region of £8-13 billion each year
  9. Over 70% of violent crimes committed during the weekend are alcohol-related

Getting help for alcoholism today

Rehab 4 Alcoholism is a specialist helpline set up to help those who are effective by alcoholism. Because alcoholism is a physical addiction, it’s important to undertake a detox with medical supervision. This level of care is offered at an alcohol rehab clinic.

If you wish to locate rehab clinics in your local area, contact our helpline today on 0800 088 66 86.

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