Alcohol effects more than 23 million people in the united states alone. Most alcohol users in the united states got addicted in there teen year's or later in life as an adult. People in the united states usually start drink because it popular with friends or there sad and looking for a way to cope with life. So they turn to alcohol for what they think is making them happy but its really just the antidepressent working on your brain.
Some people may drink occasionally, but can also unwind or enjoy social events without drinking. However other people may regularly drink above recommended limits or may feel like they need alcohol in order to relax, have a good time or feel better. If you find yourself needing to drink, you may have an alcohol problem. Drinking too much can cause problems with your relationships at home and at work, lead to poor judgment and dangerous behavior and sometimes cause legal issues. Driving and doing other activities while drunk may lead you to hurt or kill yourself or others.