Alcohol & Health

Key Facts and Statistics

Alcohol’s effects on your brain and body depend on the ways you drink–such as how much and how often–as well as your age, gender, and overall health status

  • Alcohol Policy Information System

    NIAAA has compiled a wide variety of U.S. alcohol policies, including taxation, BAC limits, labeling, and more in our Alcohol Policy Information System (APIS). 

    More about APIS

  • Support and Treatment

    Research shows that pharmaceutical and behavioral therapies can help people recover from alcohol-related problems. 

    Find support in your area