Elevate Addiction Services – SLT
586 Glorene Ave, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150, USA California
• 6.8 million people with an addiction have a mental illness which is often brought on by their addiction. Truthfully, for most drug and alcohol addicts, it is their addiction that has brought them to a point of having a mental illness, not the illness bringing on the addiction.
• Over 90% of those with an addiction began drinking, smoking or using illicit drugs before the age of 18. What does this mean? It means that those who suffer from drug and alcohol addiction and substance abuse in general tend to have started early in life. Those who try a drug or do a little excessive drinking at an older age don’t end up getting addicted with the same kind of frequency that younger adults do. This is why now more than ever it is of the utmost importance that such individuals be educated on the true and very devastating effects of drug and alcohol abuse and addiction in general.
• Over 11% of Americans have driven under the influence of drugs and alcohol at least one point in their lives. This is a major issue in the United States and causes untold amounts of problems and troubles in general. Studies show that the vast majority of deaths that occur on the roads are because one of the drivers was under the influence of drugs and alcohol.