When many people think of alcohol abusers, they picture teenagers sneaking drinks before high school football games or at unsupervised parties.
However, alcohol abuse is prevalent within many demographic groups in the United States.
People who abuse alcohol can be:
• College students who binge drink at local bars;
• Pregnant women who drink and put their babies at risk for fetal alcohol syndrome;
• Professionals who drink after a long day of work; and
• Senior citizens who drink out of loneliness.