You are not alone..
If you or a loved one have some concerns or you have experienced some negative life effects from alcohol or substance use, please call today. Avoidance and shame can fuel the addiction, and it is not your fault. Early intervention can save a life.
Judgement Free Zone
At Whole Wellness Counseling we take the judgement out of treating addiction. We will assess your needs and we have resources to guide you to the best possible outcomes for recovery.
Many times addictions can be treated in outpatient settings through individual and/or group therapy. Sometimes a higher level of care is needed. Either way, we are here to see you through to recovery and wellness.
According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health(NSDUH), 21.5 million American adults (aged 12 and older) battled a substance use disorder in 2014.
Almost 80 percent of individuals suffering from a substance use disorder in 2014 struggled with an alcohol use disorder, NSDUH
Over 7 million Americans in 2014 battled a drug use disorder, per NSDUH.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) publishes that in 2014, almost 8 million American adults battled both a mental health disorder and a substance use disorder, or co-occurring disorders.
Drug abuse and addiction cost American society close to $200 billion in healthcare, criminal justice, legal, and lost workplace production/participation costs in 2007, the Office on National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) reports.
The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates the global burden of disease related to drug and alcohol issues to be 5.4 percent worldwide.
Causes of Addiction
- Addiction is considered to be, on average, heritable about 50 percent of the time, the journal Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics
- Genetics and environmental factors are thought to play equal roles in the onset of addiction, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) states.
- Abusing drugs or alcohol before the brain is fully developed, anytime before a person’s mid-20s, may increase the risk for addiction later in life due to the changes these substances make to growing brains, the journal Clinical EEG and Neuroscience