Alcohol and the modern world (INFOGRAPHIC)

Get up-to-date on the definition of problem drinking and its associated harms worldwide. Statistics on alcohol use and abuse in the U.S. as well as internationally, and ideas for how we can prevent harm caused by alcohol use…based on the collaborative World Health Organization (WHO) Report on “Alcohol and Injuries”, essential reading for anyone interested in harm reduction among drinkers.

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Drinking becomes a problem when you drink regularly and chronically. But problem drinking differs by gender.  What’s the difference? We review here. And then we outline the harms, dangers, and statistics related to alcohol abuse…both in the U.S. and internationally.  You’ll find alcohol abuse statistics related to:

  • Alcohol abuse
  • Binge drinking
  • Harm caused by problem drinking
  • Morbidity

Our goal is to inform and to change behavior. So, please do not hesitate to leave your questions or comments about worldwide alcohol use here. We will try to respond personally and promptly!

Alcohol and the modern world (INFOGRAPHIC)

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Reference Sources:  Special thanks to the World Health Organization (WHO) for data, statistics, and recommendations referenced in this infographic.
About the author
Lee Weber is a published author, medical writer, and woman in long-term recovery from addiction. Her latest book, The Definitive Guide to Addiction Interventions is set to reach university bookstores in early 2019.


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  1. Hi Arlene. Absolutely. You have full permission to print and use this graphic in your community forum. We just ask that you link back to the infographic from the community-based website to give source credit.

  2. Hello Donna. There are probably some unresolved psycho-emotional issues underlying your drinking. Have you tried talking with a licensed psychotherapist about what you’re going through?

  3. Help I thought I drank to relieve the stress of a failed marriage but my husband died 6 months ago and I am still drinking myself to death —why?

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