Alcohol prices

Poll shows one in five Arizona residents think low alcohol prices are contributing to drinking problems in their community

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) – GreenhouseTreatment.coma leading addiction treatment provider, surveyed 3,000 drinkers, revealing that more than one in five (23%) Arizona residents believe that low prices of alcoholic beverages contribute to drinking problems in their community.

Spread across the country, Arkansans have the strongest feelings about low alcohol prices contributing to drinking problems in their community, with 50% saying they thought it was. Comparatively, only 10% of people in rural Wyoming think cheap booze is a contributing factor.

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The survey also revealed that more than two-thirds (68%) of respondents think non-alcoholic beverages, such as mocktails, are too expensive. This could be another reason why some believe that low prices of alcoholic beverages contribute negatively to their community’s drinking problem.

Despite the fact that 14.1 million American adults (aged 18+) had alcohol use disorder in 2019, along with alcohol being the most commonly used addictive substance in the United States, the alcohol market continues to grow. In fact, the U.S. distilled spirits industry spent $345.5 million on aired advertising alone in 2019, $107.4 million on magazine advertising, and $27.5 million on outdoor advertising. This could perhaps partly explain why one in three people (29%) think alcohol companies market their drinks too aggressively, according to the survey. GreenhouseTreatment.com.

More than one in three (36%) respondents say alcohol is part of their weekly groceries, which could suggest that its low cost makes it more affordable for regular consumption if some drink it once a week. Additionally, 18% of respondents say they buy alcohol in bulk to save money.

Finally, the research revealed that more than one in ten drinkers (16%) admit to having bought alcohol at the store only because there was a special offer, even if they did not intend to drink. buy some before going there.

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