Alcoholism addiction treatment success rates are the subject of this Infographic created by Patrick Meninga, founder of Spiritual River.com. Patrick is an Intake Specialist at a Drug Rehab in Michigan and has over 5 years of experience working directly with recovering addicts and alcoholics. He has been clean and sober for over a decade now and has also conquered nicotine addiction as well. In addition to full time work in a treatment center, Patrick actively writes on the web about addiction and has contributed over one million words to try and help others to find a path of recovery.
As you’ll see in his Infographic, relapse is a part of the disease of addiction, whether the addiction is to drugs or alcohol. There are many reasons for this which are explained in NIDA’s piece, “Drugs, Brains, and Behaviors: the Science of Addiction > Treatment and Recovery.” But, as Patrick shares, “Treatment works, even if it doesn’t work perfectly.”
To help those looking for treatment and/or someone looking for treatment on behalf of a loved one or friend, please know there are 23 million Americans living their lives in recovery. To learn more about them and hear some of their stories, please visit ManyFaces1Voice.org. It’s critical we get the message out there that there is no one, nor right way to “do” addiction treatment (check out, “Do You Have to Call Yourself an Alcoholic“), but regardless of how a person chooses to do it, recovery is real. People with this brain disease can successfully treat it and live amazing lives.
For the source of this Infographic should you want to share it with your readers and to read Patrick’s accompanying post, please visit SpiritualRiver.com, Addiction Treatment and Alcoholism Infographic (scroll down below the Infographic for post).
Addiction Treatment & Alcoholism – Infographic by Spiritual River