In 1995, 111 million Americans age 12 and older had used alcohol in the past month (52 percent of the population). About 32 million engaged in binge drinking (5 or more drinks on at least one occasion in the past month) and about 11 million were heavy drinkers (drinking five or more drinks per occasion on 5 or more days in the past 30 days).
There were no changes in rates of alcohol use between 1994 and 1995.
About 10 million current drinkers were under age 21 in 1995. Of these, 4.4 million were binge drinkers, including 1.7 million heavy drinkers.