An Examination of Thornton Rehab Programs
According to the Alcohol Related Disease Impact (ARDI) report published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it is estimated that 42,614 years of life were lost to Coloradans between 2001 and 2005 due to excessive alcohol use. The most years lost to alcohol use occurred in the 35-to-49 age group – they lost 15,776 years – and the 20-to-34 age group was right behind them, losing 11,238 years.
Putting loss of life in years can be a real eye opener. Simple numbers that add up lives lost to alcohol use and abuse don’t take into account the years that each person could have potentially gone on to live had they not exhibited negative patterns with alcohol.
A Guide to Going to a Rehab Facility
What disorders took the most years off? According to the ARDI report, acute issues were the most damaging, accounting for roughly two-thirds of the years lost to alcohol abuse:
- Car accidents: 9,784 years lost
- Suicide: 5,948 years lost
- Poisoning (not alcohol poisoning): 3,512 years lost
- Homicide: 3,391 years lost
- Fall injuries: 1,500 years lost
These numbers don’t include the number of years lost to active alcohol abuse and addiction. How many years have you lost to drinking? How many weddings, births or christenings did you miss? How many events did you attend but blacked out at? How many days did you spend in bed recovering from a hangover rather than out in the world enjoying your life and accomplishing things? How many relationships did you lose because you simply didn’t invest the time to maintain them?
Getting back your life and reclaiming lost years starts when you put down the bottle and learn how to live without leaning on alcohol. Are you ready? Contact us today.
Locate Rehabilitation Centers in Thornton
At the phone number listed above, we have addiction treatment counselor who can talk you through the process of what you have to do to create the change you’re hoping for in your life. It’s not easy and it will take hard work. But it is doable and the only way to save your own life.
A simple phone call can get you started and give you the answers you need to everything from which Thornton drug addiction treatment program would best suit you to how to begin the process of enrollment. We’re here to help. Call now.