Elevate Addiction Services – SLT
586 Glorene Ave, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150, USA California
• Individuals in the United States who suffer with alcohol misuse, abuse, and addiction difficulties are statistically speaking a full ten times more likely to commit suicide than those who do not misuse or abuse alcohol. Alcohol, like certain prescription drugs, causes suicidal thoughts and can be the incentive to commit suicide. On an even worse level, individuals who abuse drugs are prone to about fourteen times greater the risk of eventual suicide too, showing that it really does create this dismal effect in people.
• Prescription drugs are rapidly becoming the new, initial drug abused for new addicts. It is certainly now the most common and popular drug in the nation. Of those who started abusing drugs in the last year of 2014, more than a quarter began by abusing a prescription medication, (twenty-six percent actually). By 2025, if the current rate continues, prescription drugs will be more common and popular than marijuana.
• Alcohol abuse and addiction is more common now in American life than it ever was before. It’s huge in fact. For example, in the year of 2013 alone, over eighty-six percent of individuals in the United States from the age of eighteen or older reported that they drank alcohol at some point in their lifetime in a somewhat excessive or abusive or addictive fashion. Over fifty-six percent reported that they drank excessively in the past six months alone in an addictive or abusive fashion or way.