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45% of rehabilitation admissions are alcohol related

27 June, 2018Articles, News

An increasing number of people are being admitted for rehabilitation every year and the numbers are rising. In 2016 8787 people where admitted for treatment. One year later in 2017 the number increased to 10047. Nearly a 15% increase in 1 year!

Up to 45% of all admissions for Inpatient residential treatment, where admitted for alcoholism. Alcohol abuse is reported to be behind 65% of all road accidents in 2017, with 5943 of the 9175 driver’s being charge with drunk driving.  There is much debate globally around the legalization of Cannabis. It was found that 57% of admissions for residential treatment stated cannabis as the primary substance abused. 37% of admissions where for Methamphetamine; 11% for Cocaine and between 11% and 12% for either injecting or smoking heroin. (statistics via SACENDU)

It is encouraging to see more people seeking help and families are encouraged not to ignore the problems and challenges their loved ones are faced with.

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