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An estimated 88,000 people (approx. 62,000 men and 26,000 women) die from alcohol-related causes annually in the United States.

When you blackout (thought to occur when the blood alcohol content goes over 14%), you brain actually temporarily loose the ability to form memories.

Alcohol that plays a role in 40 % of violent crimes, and in almost 50% of sexual assaults.

Women who are dependent on alcohol are 50 to 100 percent more likely to die from alcohol-related causes than men who are dependent on alcohol.

Alcohol the third leading preventable cause of death in the United States.

In 2012, about 3.3 million deaths, or 5.9% of all global deaths, were attributable to alcohol consumption.

More than 10 percent of U.S. children live with a parent with alcohol problems, according to a 2012 study.

In 2009, alcohol-related liver disease was the primary cause of almost 1 in 3 liver transplants in the United States.

One in four deaths of young men aged 15-39 in Ireland is due to alcohol.

More than 5.3 million women ages 18 and older have an alcohol use disorder in the United states.

Alcohol is responsible for 1 out of 10 working-age adults deaths worldwide.

Alcohol is a factor in half of all suicides in Ireland.

Girls, who at age 12 had low self-esteem, are nearly two and a half times likelier to engage in heavy alcohol use by the age of 15 than those with higher self-esteem.

In the US alone, the yearly financial burden of alcohol is estimated at $249 billion. To put that in perspective, the total yearly US federal education budget is around $60 billion.

1 in 4 people who have a mental illness also have a substance use disorder.

20% of people dealing with social anxiety disorder suffer from alcohol dependency.

Alcohol that is responsible for 1 out of 3 road traffic fatalities in the US.

Since 2002, female alcohol disorders more than doubled in the US.