STATISTICS, FACTS, AND MYTHS
80% of the prescribed, pharmaceutical drugs are consumed by 5% of the world’s population, this is a stark statistic since the United States is 5% of the world’s population.
Approximately, 70% of all incarcerated males have had a father that suffered from alcoholism.
90% of all nurses learned codependency from family matters.
Alcohol or drug treatment programs result in relapses about 90% of the time.
Alcoholics have the highest rate of death during detox, it is imperative that they seek a professional’s help.
It is untrue, but most alcoholics and their families believe that they can simply stop drinking once things get out of hand.
Most people with alcohol abuse problems are in denial, believing the problem to be anything but themselves.
Addicts are almost always extremely stubborn, adopting a “my way or the highway” kind of attitude.
Alcohol “intervention” works through education,treatment, planning, and strict follow-up.
Intervention is a scary road for families and users.
Addicts have just three options; insanity, death, or sobriety through treatment.
Family and codependency will be discussed in future posts, These facts will help to set the stage for my journey to recovery from alcoholics in my past. Your not alone in Al Anon. Give your family and yourself hope, find a meeting tonight.