45% of rehabilitation admissions are alcohol related
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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Stories of Recovery
- The encouragement, love and support from the team at Crossroads allowed me to eventually see that I was worth something - that my life could be turned around and that I could accomplish the things that had long been a forgotten dream.Oliver VGRead more
- On the last day of my stint at Crossroads I could only express gratitude towards all who works there. A wise councillor once commented on my question when one is ready for rehab by explaining that when one is ready for rehab, rehab is ready for you.Johan BRead more
- I was lost and my soul was broken until I ended up at Crossroads and was introduced to the Twelve Steps. With the help of their excellent staff and amazing support I have recently been clean for 18 months, I could not have done it without them!Carla SRead more
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