Fast Five Quiz: Alcohol Use and Abuse

Stephen Soreff, MD


January 03, 2019

According to recent data, 86.4% of Americans aged 18 years or older admit to drinking alcohol at some point; 70.1% report alcohol use in the past year, and 56% reported drinking alcohol in the past month. Almost 27% of American adults admit to binge drinking in the past month, and nearly 6% (15.1 million) have alcohol use disorder. Globally, more than 3 million people died as a result of alcohol use in 2016. Alcohol accounts for more than 5% of the global disease burden. Are you familiar with key aspects associated with the use and abuse of alcohol? Refresh and test your knowledge of this commonly used substance with this short quiz.


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