When it comes to addiction, no one ever chooses to become addicted nor are they ever prepared.
When it comes to addiction, no one ever chooses to become addicted nor are they ever prepared (not even family members or loved ones of the addicted individual). Unfortunately, for the person who acquires an addiction (especially substance abuse), its usually too late before the addicted individual falls victim to mounting legal, medical and personal property bills – Click Here for infographic/”Cost of Addiction”, not to say what addiction does to personal relationships (marriage, family, friendships). In fact, in 2009 there was a staggering 23.5 million people ages 12 or older who needed treatment for illicit drug or alcohol abuse.
Of these 2.6 million, a little over 10% received any type of treatment – Click Here for infographic/”Substance Abuse Statistics”. What’s even more staggering is that up to 80% of the people in recovery will relapse within the first year. Unfortunately, by the time the addicted individual does turn for help (treatment/recovery), it is usually too late, and it is mandated by the court system where treatment is institutional, bureaucratic, judgmental and “cold”, leaving a bad impression for any and all treatment and recovery modalities (Therapy, Coaching, Counseling, Medical Care) for the addicted individual.