What Are the Statistics of Alcohol Abuse Among Adult Men?
It has been estimated that roughly 60% of adult men will report drinking in the last month, and over 20% of adult men will report binge drinking in the last month. Within the United States, roughly 4.5% of adult men will meet the criteria for alcohol dependence in the past year. More men than women tend to drive while intoxicated and are involved in more alcohol-related motor vehicle accidents. Men are more likely to become aggressive while under the influence of alcohol and are more likely to commit suicide while under the influence of alcohol. Long term-alcohol use among adult men will increase the risk of cancer within the throat, mouth, esophagus, liver, and colon.
Overall men, do have higher rates of alcohol use, which does include binge drinking, and many experts in the field believe that men are more susceptible to developing alcoholism. The Center for Disease Control has reported before that on average six people die per day from alcohol poisoning, and over 75% of those who do die are men. Most of the research within the United States will show that close to 30% of alcohol poisoning deaths are related to alcoholism. Alcohol abuse among men is a continuing problem within the United States, and 17% of the population of men who drink will meet the criteria for alcoholism.