From Laguna Beach to the East Coast, alcoholism is one of the most pernicious problems in America today. Tens of thousands die each year due to alcohol-related incidents, and many others have developed addictions so powerful that only assistance from alcohol treatment centers can help them achieve sobriety. An individual’s alcoholism doesn’t only affect the him or herself—it also can have a severe impact on family members, friends, and even strangers. Just how serious is this problem? The numbers tell it like it is. The following infographic shows just a few of the sobering statistics behind alcoholism in America.