Prevalence of Current Alcohol Use in the US
"Among the 139.7 million current alcohol users aged 12 or older in 2019, 65.8 million people (47.1 percent) were past month binge drinkers (Figure 6). Among past month binge drinkers, 16.0 million people (24.4 percent of current binge drinkers and 11.5 percent of current alcohol users) were past month heavy drinkers.21
"Any Alcohol Use
"Among people aged 12 or older in 2019, 50.8 percent (or 139.7 million people) drank alcohol in the past month (Figure 7 and 2019 DT 7.3). This percentage in 2019 was similar to the percentages in 2002 to 2004 and in 2015 to 2018, but it was lower than the percentages in most years from 2005 through 2014."
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2020). Key substance use and mental health indicators in the United States: Results from the 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (HHS Publication No. PEP20-07-01-001, NSDUH Series H-55). Rockville, MD: Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.