Prevalence of Binge Drinking and Heavy Alcohol Use: In , percent of people ages 18 or older reported that they engaged in binge drinking in the past month; percent reported that they engaged in heavy alcohol use in the past month. 1 (See "Definitions" box for definitions of binge drinking and heavy alcohol use.). Mar 06, · Alcohol use among adults is among the topics covered by the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports (MMWR). National Vital Statistics Reports (NVSR) Alcohol-induced mortality is among the topics covered in the National Vital Statistics Reports (NVSR). Click on the link above and search for “alcohol”. This report series was initiated in
Excessive alcohol use led to approximately 95, deaths and million years of potential life lost (YPLL) each year in the United States from – , shortening the lives of those who died by an average of 29 years. 1 Further, excessive drinking was responsible for 1 in 10 deaths among working-age adults aged years. 2 The economic costs of excessive alcohol consumption in were . The annual global average alcohol consumption is liters per person older than 15 (in ). To account for the differences in alcohol content of different alcoholic drinks (e.g. beer, wine, spirits), this is reported in liters of pure alcohol per year. To make the liter average more understandable we can express it in bottles of wine.