The following is from a 2001 paper by Norman Miller and colleagues titled “Why Physicians are Unprepared to Treat Patients Who Have Alcohol- and Drug-Related Disorders“.
In the Epidemiological Catchment Area (ECA) study, a survey of mental health and substance disorders in almost 20,000 adult Americans, the lifetime prevalence of alcohol abuse/dependence was 13.5% in the general U.S. population in the 1980s.  A decade ago, the Institute of Medicine reported that approximately 6.4% of the U.S. population over the age of 12 probably need treatment for alcohol-use disorders.  During the same period, the lifetime incidence of alcohol and comorbid drug disorders affected approximately 20% of the population.  We see no evidence that these percentages have improved. […]
Surveys in the early 1990s showed that 5% of all deaths in the United States were directly attributable to alcohol-related problems.  Alcohol use and alcoholism also contributed to 60–90% of deaths from cirrhosis,  40–50% of motor vehicle fatalities, [46–48] two million nonfatal motor vehicle injuries,  16–67% of home and job injuries, drownings, and fire fatalities, [47,50,51] and 3–5% of deaths due to cancer. [50,52,53] One study estimates that alcohol use and alcoholism are responsible for 15% of the years of life lost before age 65.  In 1987, a total of 105,095 deaths were caused by alcohol, including 30,000 from unintentional injuries, 19,600 from digestive diseases (including cirrhosis), 17,700 from intentional injuries, and 16,000 from cancers. 
Again, is there a more recent treatment of these issues?
UPDATE: A follow-up is here.
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