Number of Alcoholics in the US
How many alcoholics are there in the U.S.?
There are 17.6 million Americans adults who abuse alcohol or are alcohol dependent. This is according to the 2001-2002 National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions conducted by the U.S. National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Generally more men than women are alcoholic, and alcohol problems are most prevalent among young adults aged 18-29.