Unfortunately, the full scope of alcoholism abuse results, are not easily recognized unless relevant alcohol abuse statistics are presented. Alcohol abuse statistics, in short, refers to the kind of information that makes a real impact on people’s consciousness. With this being said, take a look at some alcohol abuse statistics.
These alcohol abuse statistics can be considered as your personal checklist to help yourself or others recover from alcoholism.
– 66% of the United States population consumes alcohol.
– More than 3 million Americans over the age of 60 are alcoholics or suffer from alcohol related diseases.
– Every year, almost 2000 American college students die due to alcohol related incidents. One of the most well known reasons, in this case, is car accidents.
– Alcohol is the third leading cause of preventable deaths in United States.
– Every year, more than 150,000 college students in the United States, develop alcohol related health diseases.
– Every 30 minutes, at least one person dies because of an alcohol related death.
– According to a recent study, at least 800,000 new born babies have been exposed to alcohol during the mother’s pregnancy.
– 25% of all alcohol in United States is consumed by adult drinkers.
– 48% of all alcohol in United States is consumed by underage drinkers.
– Every year, more than 3 million American receive treatment for alcohol related obstructions.
– Every day, more than 13,000 children in United States take their first drink.
– Children that consume alcohol before the age of 15, age four times more prone to becoming an alcoholic.
Although there are many ways to help yourself or others recover from alcoholism, these alcohol abuse statistics can be considered as a first step in the process of recovery and should not be taken lightly.
If you are serious about helping yourself or others recover from alcoholism, here is a checklist to assist you in your path to recovery.
First, accept all responsibility for the past, present, and future. Recovery will only be successful if the recovering alcoholic really wants to recover.
Expect accountability. In short, this means, accepting responsibility for your own actions. It is a well known fact that behind every alcoholic, there are people that contributed to enabling your drinking habit. By accepting responsibility for your own actions, you will continue to stay sober.
Find a support group. Most recovering alcoholics require a professional support group. Moreover, these support groups will also have former alcoholics who understand what it’s like to live with alcoholism. For this reason, most alcoholics choose to start their recovering process this way. Also, support groups are free to attend, should you need help and assistance in your recovery process.
Attend group meetings. Group meetings are similar to support groups. However, they contribute greatly to the ongoing healing and recovery process. Group meetings also help recovering alcoholics from relapse.
Live in an alcohol free environment. Recovering alcoholics should not be around environments where alcohol is present and/or freely available. Remember, the recovery process is not easy, and should a recovering alcoholic find himself or herself in such an environment, the struggle can more easily start again.
There are times when alcohol abuse statistics just aren’t enough to assist a person in recovering from alcoholism. Although alcohol abuse statistics can be of great help, there are many other things that could help yourself or others recover from alcoholism.
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