While researching internet sources (about addiction and/or recovery) to share with you on CounselingOnAShoestring.net, not only was I amazed at the number of websites I was already familiar with, but I was even more excited by the ones I discovered.
Then I stumbled across one particular site that promotes itself as: “NCADD wants to be your most reliable resource. There is help, there is hope and there is healing!” … and I must agree . . . it is truly a “most reliable resource . . . for information, help and guidance for those who need assistance confronting the disease of alcoholism and drug dependence”.
Therefore, I intend to share information from the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD) website. Please click on the links to their FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS and FACTS. I believe you will find answers to many of your questions concerning facts about alcohol and other drugs (with topics for both the person drinking/using and the family/friend of the person).
Inspite of the known numbers of people (worldwide) affected by problems with alcohol and other drugs, the Facts About Alcohol and Drugs are not clear.
This is why I am inviting you to learn more by clicking on the https links below to take you to the websites for FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS and FACTS about:
- Alcohol and Alcoholism
- Alcohol and Drugs by Family and Friends
- Alcohold and Drugs by Youth
- Alcohol and Drugs by Parents
“Alcohol is the most commonly used addictive substance in the United States- 17.6 million people, or one in every 12 adults, suffer from alcohol abuse or dependence along with several million more who engage in risky, binge drinking patterns that could lead to alcohol problems. More than half of all adults have a family history of alcoholism or problem drinking, and more than 7 million children live in a household where at least one parent is dependent on or has abused alcohol.”
According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), an estimated 20 million Americans aged 12 or older used an illegal drug in the past 30 days. This estimate represents 8% percent of the population aged 12 years old or older. Illicit drugs include marijuana/hashish, cocaine (including crack), heroin, hallucinogens, inhalants, or prescription drugs used without a prescription.
And, despite the numbers, for many people, the Facts About Drugs are not clear.
Frequently Asked Questions and Facts About Alcohol and Drugs by Family & Friends: