Ten Truths About Alcoholism

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By JAY ADAMS / IN ADDICTION RECOVERY

Original Source: soberlink.com

1. Alcoholism is common.

In fact, there’s never been a moment when alcohol wasn’t the most highly abused drug in the United States. According to a 2015 NIH study, over 16 million individuals in America have an alcohol use disorder — that’s 6.2% of the population. If you are struggling with alcohol recovery, you are certainly not alone.

2. The vast majority of alcohol is consumed by a tiny minority of drinkers.

Most people simply don’t drink too much. In fact, a third of Americans of legal drinking age don’t drink at all. However, of those that do drink, the top 10% consumes 50% of the total alcohol consumed in America — an average of ten…click here to continue reading

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