Alcohol abuse

Statement on alcohol

Alcohol is amongst the 5 most important disease factors in the industrialised countries. One in 5 people between the ages of 18 and 64 have a problem with alcohol. 74,000 deaths per year are due to alcohol-related health problems in Germany.

  • 6.2% of men die due to alcohol abuse
  • Between the ages of 15 to 29 years it is 9% of deaths!


Alcohol is the 2nd biggest cause of mortality after tobacco.

In the state of Bavaria alone, the annual cost of health and social care for alcohol abuse is €3 billion. This also includes accidents at work, breakdowns in the workplace, car accidents, premature retirement, divorce and health care costs.

  • The increase in the percentage of young people is alarming. As the statistic above shows, Germany is the 2nd highest in Europe for this!