• An estimated 22.3 million persons age 12 or older are classified with substance dependence.
  • Addiction is a family disease. When alcohol or other drug abuse goes untreated, the individual is not the only one that loses. It impacts finances, relationships, work and career status, not to mention the medical/physical complications which can be fatal.
  • Alcoholism remains the number one drug of abuse; the United States spends $200 Billion a year in medical services, law enforcement, lost productivity and YES erosion of the family.
  • An estimated 6,000,000 (six million) children in America live with at least one parent who is a drug addict or an alcoholic.
  • The drug marijuana is the most commonly used and abused illegal substance. The second most commonly abused substance, after marijuana is the prescription painkillers, cocaine and hallucinogens.
  • Painkillers such as Oxycontin, Oxycodone and other opioid drugs are being abused at an epidemic level. Persons taking pain medication for post-surgery or back pain are becoming dependent on these prescription medications and are not aware of the progression of the addiction. Even Tylenol 3, a common painkiller (combination of acetaminophen and codeine, an opiate) when used incorrectly can lead to addiction.
  • All opiates are addictive. This is why even legal opiates, like morphine and codeine, are prescribed in very limited amounts and regulatory bodies are monitoring prescription abuse due to the potency and addictiveness of these medications.
  • Sedatives like Xanax, Klonopin, Valium and Librium are depressant drugs, which depress one's vital organs. Combined with alcohol (also a Central Nervous System depressant) the vital functions of our body will be shut down.
  • Since 1990, the number of individuals who take prescription drugs illegally is believed to have risen by over 500%.

The good news is that Treatment Works! Sadly, only 15% of those in need of treatment will find the treatment they need. On an average 75% of individuals who go through treatment remain drug and alcohol free six months later.