Alcohol Treatment Statistics and Relapse Information

Alcoholism, by definition, is an addiction to the consumption of alcoholic liquor or the mental illness and compulsive behavior resulting from alcohol dependency.

Treating alcoholism includes several challenges, one of which being alcohol relapse. Alcohol relapse rates vary due to several distinct factors: financial difficulties, family dilemmas, education, employment, mental health disorders, limited social skills and medical issues. Stress from the factors listed above is generally a contributing factor to the likelihood of relapse. Loss of support, family or friends is another leading factor to one’s chances of relapse.

Statistics show that most people do not succeed in quitting their addiction after the first attempt. Psychology Today found that two-thirds of people who are abstinent from alcohol less than a year will not remain abstinent. Up to 90% of people relapse after their first attempt at rehab. Though relapse is a part of the journey to recovery, statistics show that less than half of those who reach one year of sobriety will relapse. Keeping your life alcohol free relies on receiving counseling and even medication you need in order to reach sobriety.

Florida is particularly prone to drug- and alcohol-related crimes and addictions when compared to the majority of other states, due to several factors. Drug smuggling and cartels are more present in Florida than in most other states due to a great influx of international tourists and immigrants. Florida is also a popular vacation destination, which has created a partying lifestyle where alcohol and drugs are more culturally accepted than in many other American cities. 90% of Floridian teenagers have consumed alcohol, proof that alcohol is a growing problem in Florida.

Here at Advantage Mental Health Center, we concentrate on creating an individualized plan for you to overcome alcohol addiction in addition to any other mental health concerns you may be suffering from such as anxiety, stress and depression. We incorporate a combination of site counseling, community resources (such as 12-step programs) and medication when appropriate. Because of our ability to assist our patients with medically assisted detoxification treatment that counteracts and manages symptoms of alcohol withdrawal, our program has proven to be incredibly successful.

Call Advantage Mental Health Center today to find out more about how our specialized program can help you or your loved one prevent relapse and reach sobriety. Let us give you the hope you need to rebuild the life you deserve.