On an annual basis, what portion of U.S. adults say they are harmed emotionally, physically, or financially because of someone else's alcohol consumption?
A 2019 paper in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs found that in 2015, 22% of adults experienced at least one harm because of someone else's drinking. These harms include harassment, threats, property destruction, assault, accidents, family strife, drunk driving, and financial trouble. This rate varied from 15% for people over the age of 45 to about 42% for people aged 18 to 24. These results were obtained through a scientific survey.