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Carly Newton<br />PE-2850 Wellness choices<br />Alcoholism<br />
About 6 million Americans are considered ALCOHOLICS. <br />Alcoholism: When personal And health problems related to alcoho...
More Statistics<br />25% of the American population is affected by a family member or friend’s dependence on alcohol<br />...
Recovery	<br />Less than 10% of Alcoholics in U.S. receive care<br />Treatment facilities: Patients detoxify, receive care...
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Alcoholism

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Alcoholism

  1. 1. Carly Newton<br />PE-2850 Wellness choices<br />Alcoholism<br />
  2. 2. About 6 million Americans are considered ALCOHOLICS. <br />Alcoholism: When personal And health problems related to alcohol use are sever, and stopping alcohol use results in withdrawal symptoms.<br />95% of Alcoholics live within a particular family unit; Not all are homeless.<br />Lifetime risk of alcoholism: Men 10% & Women 3%<br />Denial is common for alcoholics: “I can stop anytime I want to. I just don’t want to right now”<br />
  3. 3. More Statistics<br />25% of the American population is affected by a family member or friend’s dependence on alcohol<br />6% of College students are alcohol dependent<br />77 million Americans have been exposed to alcoholism in the family<br />
  4. 4. Recovery <br />Less than 10% of Alcoholics in U.S. receive care<br />Treatment facilities: Patients detoxify, receive care from medical professionals including psychiatry, and engage in group therapy such as Alcoholic’s Anonymous.<br />60% of Alcoholics relapse in the first 3 months<br />

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