Do you know much about alcohol? These alcohol statistics might astound you. Here are some alcohol facts to consider:
These alcohol statistics might have surprised you. For instance, many people assume it is the poor and uneducated that are most likely to drink alcohol, but actually it is the opposite. You may also be surprised to learn how many car crashes are alcohol related, or how many teens are trying alcohol.
But now that we know these alcohol facts, what do we do with them?
Alcohol statistics also tells us the following:
Knowing these alcohol facts, we can begin to address the problem. We can see how important it is for parents to talk to teens about alcohol. We can see how many resources are available to help treat and prevent alcohol abuse.
Alcohol statistics have to turn into more than just numbers. They have to turn into action. And in fact, the statistics above can be used as action steps for preventing drunk driving.
If parents talk to their teens about drunk driving, those teens are less likely to drink. Teens can also join local SADD groups, where they will gain more information about the dangers of drunk driving and gain support from their peers in staying sober. Parents can also get information from SADD about how to talk to their kids about alcohol.
Adults can work with MADD to further prevent drunk driving. MADD offers a number of ways people can get involved. And those who have a drinking problem can seek help at AA.
Finally, statistics tell us a few things about treating alcoholism. From the alcohol facts, we know that:
Based on the alcohol facts we know, we can comprise effective treatment programs to help alcoholics. We can do much to treat the condition. However, we also know from alcohol statistics that alcoholics are likely to relapse at least once and that continuing care (aftercare) is essential to a successful recovery. Support from family and friends is critical, as well. Treatment based on statistical knowledge is most likely to be effective.
Alcohol Abuse Statistics - Information on how alcoholism affects the immediate family, the extended family, and the community at large.
External resource on evidence-based treatment: http://sunrisehouse.com/addiction-treatment/#alcoholism