Every year alcohol is the cause of 5.3% of all deaths worldwide… which is more than 1 out of every 20

Every sip of alcohol carries with it a heavier burden than most people realize. A staggering 5.3% of all deaths worldwide each year are attributed to alcohol. That’s more than 1 out of every 20 individuals globally.

To put this into a tangible perspective, let’s consider the total number of deaths worldwide in 2022, which stood at approximately 67.1 million. If we apply the 5.3% rate to this number, it translates to over 3.5 million deaths due to alcohol. This is equivalent to the entire population of a large city, like Los Angeles, disappearing in a single year due to alcohol-related causes.

These figures are not just numbers – they represent lives lost prematurely, families shattered, and communities broken. The profound impact of alcohol on global mortality highlights the urgent need for increased education, prevention strategies, and effective interventions. It’s time to turn the tide on this global health crisis.

Source: Addiction Center

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