Alcohol Abuse Statistics is not always about the numbers.
It is more about how many people are affected by Substance Abuse and Addiction. It is a continuing problem in the world that affects millions of people and their families.
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism says that 1 in 14 children grow up with someone in the home that has a problem with alcohol or drugs.
Now with the lucky ones that seek help and go to a rehab, the statistics of staying sober for more than 1 year is 1 in 32. This is from a traditional 12 step program.
That is staggering.
There are other alternatives to the 12 step program that you can investigate. Saint Jude Retreats is one of them.
It does not matter which kind of program you choose, it is important to choose one. If it is for a loved one just get them started.
“Since the earliest period of our life was preverbal, everything depended on emotional interaction. Without someone to reflect our emotions, we had no way of knowing who we were.”
John is an American educator, counselor, motivational speaker and author who has hosted a number of PBS television programs on topics such as addiction, recovery, codependency and spirituality. He believes that over 90% of the population is dysfunctional. This is significant not only from as a society but it has a great impact on what we expect from ourselves and others.
Our Character Defects do not have to lead to a negative experience. We can learn from our shortcomings and turn them into a positive learning experience. Something like this and growing from learning about ourselves can be an invaluable experience.
Alcoholism is thought to be a disease. It may be why some are at more risk than others. Like any dis-ease it can be healed.
If you are told otherwise investigate further because I am here to tell you that you can be healed and your life can be healthier than you had ever hoped for.
You are who you are, as I am who I am, and that is wonderful because we are one with each other and one with the one mind of GOD.