Alcohol use affects more than 130 million Americans aged 12 and older. That is just the number who reported themselves as being current drinkers of alcohol on the 2009 National Survey on Drug Use and Health. These people comprise more than half of the population of the United States (51.9 percent). When you consider that all of them are part of a family, have co-workers or students they attend school with, etc. the number of people potentially affected by alcohol is huge.

Furthermore, in 2009, a quarter of persons age 12 or older said they participated in binge drinking (drinking 5 or more drinks on one occasion) in the 30 days prior to being surveyed.

While not all alcohol drinkers are alcoholics, there are nearly 20 million people in this country in 2009 who needed assistance to quit, but only a very small percentage of them (less than 10%) sought and got help in that year.

So, why do so few seek help? What can you do if one of those people who drinks excessively or can’t control his drinking is your spouse, child, or close friend? With so many people affected and not seeking help, the problem may be that one doesn’t know where to turn to find effective help. There are many programs out there, but which are effective?

Alcohol Solutions to Alcoholism

The Narconon drug rehab program has been effectively helping drug and alcohol abusers for over 45 years, and offers an effective solution to drug and alcohol abuse and addiction. Narconon is a unique program which is drug-free, and doesn’t substitute one drug for another. Many families have been able to restore their happy homes after the alcoholic completed the alcohol recovery program at Narconon.

While some students in school are so concerned about their test performance and ability to concentrate on their studies that they are resorting to study drugs, such as Adderall and other amphetamine-type drugs, other students resort to alcohol to escape from their worries. In 2009 nearly 15 percent of those aged 12-17 reportedly used alcohol, and nearly 42 percent of those young adults aged 18-25 reported binge drinking in that year. Clearly, some students are using alcohol as an escape from facing the facts of what they are confronting in school and in their lives.

Narconon offers a holistic program in that it takes into consideration the whole person, and what they need to function successfully in the society, as well as addressing the issues that led to their addictive pattern. Narconon alcohol treatment is a comprehensive program which takes as long as needed to rehabilitate the person so that he no longer feels the compulsion to drink or use drugs. By the end of the program, the participant regains the needed life skills to rebuild his life as a fully functioning member of his family, his community and when he has regained respect for himself.

Narconon saves everyone in the family the stress of alcoholism. This program is offered in the U.S., across Europe. Other centers are located in Latin American, Asia, Australia and South Africa.

In only a matter of months, an alcohol-addicted person can reverse his downward trend and turn his life around. It is being done every day at Narconon centers all over the world. The Narconon program for alcohol and drug rehabilitation can help one to find his way back to an enjoyable and productive life.


Results from the 2009 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Volume I. Summary of National Findings, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Office of Applied Studies,

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