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Addiction data and statistics in the USA


22.5 MILLION AMERICANS USED AN ILLICIT DRUG.
THAT IS ABOUT 8.7% OF THE U.S. POPULATION
.

THERE ARE ABOUT 8,400 NEW DRUG USERS PER DAY

AN ESTIMATED 21.6 MILLION AMERICANS
NEEDED TREATMENT FOR SUBSTANCE ABUSE

ONLY ABOUT 2.3 MILLION
PEOPLE [less than 1%]
RECEIVED TREATMENT AT
A SPECIALTY FACILITY


To recover from addiction we need to know what the addiction problem is. We need answer that question that we repeatedly, over and over and over again, ask ourselves: "Why did I do that?"

Here is a talk given by Tom B., Jr. that many consider to be one of the best talks they've ever heard that provides an explanation to the problem of addiction.


The Service and Operating Structure of the Primary Organization, which today is called Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, or AAWS, for short -- is still primarily guided and directed by AA members, from local Groups, who have decided that Structured Service is their calling and duty and responsibility. (An idea that is not shared by all AA's).

STEP ONE

A.A. Twelve Step Study

A Step Study on the 12 Steps of A.A.

Step One -- The Most Often Misquoted Step of A.A.'s 12 Steps

— A detailed observation of A.A.'s Step One. Have you noticed how often the AA First Step is Misquoted and Mis-stated when read and discussed in meetings? This article is about it.

Step 1 Test and Worksheet for AA 12 Steps.

Step One: Are you alcoholic? A detailed observation of A.A.'s Step One using the Big Book of AA Alcoholics Anonymous as a self-test.

AA Step One -- 20 Questions Test Worksheet

A 20-Question test that was used by many A.A.'s as a worksheet to decide if they were alcoholic or not.

Medical Definition of an Substance Abuse, Alcoholic and Alcoholism

Not everyone who drinks heavy or gets into trouble drinking is an alcoholic. What does the Medical Community say, in regards to the difference ins Substance Abuse, Heavy Drinking, Alcoholic and Alcoholism?

What happens to your liver as a result of heavy drinking?

Whas is just one of the physical problems associated with heavy drinking? Alcoholic Liver Disease ALD. Do you know someone that you think drinks too much? What is one of the long-terms symptoms associated with alcohol abuse and alcoholism?

Can you die getting sober?

Surprising to many the answer is YES! What are Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms? Can you die withdrawing from alcohol? — Read this and get immediate medical attention for anyone suspected of having Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms!

Addiction and Alcohol Rehabilitation Glossary & Terms

A Laymen's guide for the definition of words used in treatment centers rehab centers and recovery of alcoholics and drug addicts.

The 12 Steps Forum





A.A. Promises

The Promises of A.A. 12 Steps.

Vision For You - A.A..

12 Step Alcohol Addiction Treatment Recovery