What percentage of Americans who have problems with alcohol receive treatment for alcoholism?
(Data are for the U.S.)
- Percent of adults 18 years of age and over who were current regular drinkers (at least 12 drinks in the past year): 51.5%
- Percent of adults 18 years of age and over who were current infrequent drinkers (1-11 drinks in the past year): 13.6%
- Number of alcoholic liver disease deaths: 15,990
- Number of alcohol-induced deaths, excluding accidents and homicides: 25,692
Onoinarily, no. Disability insurance, like other types, is intended to provide benefits for only fortuitous events--those that cannot be planned and which are not intended or foreseeable. Although alcoholism may not have been the intention of the alcohol user, it was a foreseeable consequence of overuse. That said, there may be limited benefits available for rehabilitation under a health insurance policy, as well as for medical care needed due to physical problems resulting from alcoholism.
Answer There are no specific statistics on how many alcoholics there are in the U.S.A., because some alcoholics go through life without seeing a doctor until it's too late (liver failure generally.) Only 8% of Americans are said to be dependent on alcohol but .06% are diagnosed. The problems is that other health conditions are usually visible and the physician will usually miss the fact the patient in question is an alcoholic. 8% of Americans…