Alcohol Related Deaths


Drinking alcoholic beverages in an irresponsible, excessive, and abusive way can lead to quite a few diverse alcohol related deaths.

Indeed, there are many clearly identified alcohol related deaths and several less apparent alcohol related deaths in the alcohol abuse and alcoholism research literature.

Common Alcohol Related Deaths

Perhaps the most apparent alcohol related deaths concern the following: alcohol-related traffic fatalities, loss of life from excessive alcohol withdrawal symptoms, premature deaths from chronic alcohol dependency, deadly alcohol overdose, and the lost of life of children due to extreme fetal alcohol syndrome and other excessive birth defects.

Some less obvious alcohol related deaths take place in the in the home via wife battering, child abuse, and homicide; in the workplace via alcohol-related accidents, homicides, and injuries; and in society in general via homicide and suicide.


Cancer and Excessive and Abusive Drinking

Alcohol related deaths also result from various types of cancer that are directly or indirectly caused by chronic and abusive drinking. Some of the more conventional kinds of cancer that are alcohol-related and that normally lead to death entail the following:

  • Cancer of the larynx

  • Rectal cancer

  • Cancer of the colon

  • Cancer of the throat

  • Kidney cancer

  • Cancer of the lover

  • Cancer of the esophagus

  • Cancer of the stomach

Non-Cancerous Alcohol Related Deaths

The following is a list non-cancerous diseases, medical conditions, health challenges that are alcohol-related and that typically lead to the loss of life:

  • Malnutrition

  • Alcohol-induced coma

  • Brain damage

  • Ulcers from the perforation of the stomach and the intestines

  • Kidney and urinary tract infections

  • Pneumonia

  • Cirrhosis of the liver

  • Cardiovascular challenges like strokes and heart failure

  • Diabetes

  • Infections

  • Organ and system malfunction

  • Pancreatitis

  • Kidney failure

Conclusion: Alcohol Related Deaths

A review of various research studies demonstrates a variety of alcohol related deaths from quite a few incontrovertible and some not so obvious sources.

Some of the more instantly recognizable ways in which people lose their lives from excessive and abusive drinking involve traffic fatalities, homicides, chronic alcohol addiction, excessive alcohol withdrawal symptoms, from various alcohol-related birth defects such as fetal alcohol syndrome, suicides, and from alcohol poisoning.


Other fairly obvious alcohol related deaths result from many types of cancer. Examples of less self-evident alcohol related deaths result from non-cancerous, alcohol-related health problems, medical conditions, and illnesses such as heart failure, pancreatitis, alcohol-induced coma, organ failure, brain damage, and strokes.

It seems that almost every year medical scientific investigation uncovers another illness or psychological and physical medical problem specifically caused either directly or indirectly from chronic alcoholism.

Regrettably, more than a few of these alcohol-related medical obstacles and issues have resulted in the unforeseen deaths of countless numbers of people.

One would assume, therefore, that access to this information would drastically lessen the number of people who become people who are alcohol dependent. Unfortunately, it may be stressed, the medical and alcohol addiction death statistics do not corroborate this argument.