Who is Likely to Become an Alcoholic?

  • An estimated 5 – 10% of male drinkers and 3 – 5% of female drinkers are dependent on alcohol.
  • People who consume more than 15 drinks a week for men, or 12 drinks a week for women are more likely to become an alcoholic.
  • Men are more likely than women to be alcoholic, as are people who start drinking before age 16.