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How many alcohol related deaths occur each year?


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December 01, 2007 3:34PM

drinking and driving causes over 25,ooo deaths a year. overall 100,000 deaths occur each year due to the effects of alcohol.Correction: According to the NHTSA web site (, there were 43,443 alcohol related traffic fatalities in 2005 in the USA. As a comparison, AIDS claimed 18,000 lives in 2003.

How can alcohol be blamed for 100,000 deaths each year? * 5% of all deaths from diseases of the circulatory system are attributed to alcohol. * 15% of all deaths from diseases of the respiratory system are attributed to alcohol. * 30% of all deaths from accidents caused by fire and flames are attributed to alcohol. * 30% of all accidental drownings are attributed to alcohol. * 30% of all suicides are attributed to alcohol. * 40% of all deaths due to accidental falls are attributed to alcohol. * 45% of all deaths in automobile accidents are attributed to alcohol. * 60% of all homicides are attributed to alcohol. *

(Sources: NIDA Report, the Scientific American and Addiction Research Foundation of Ontario.) Also see Alcohol Consumption and Mortality, Alcohol poisoning deaths, CDC report, 100,000 deaths. That's more than a statistic. That is 100,000 individuals with faces. 100,000 individuals with lives not fully lived. 100,000 individuals grieved by mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, and children. Every year. Go to the FAS Resource Center Main Page