Of the 72,613 people who were admitted for substance abuse treatment in Illinois in 2010, 12,884 were admitted for alcohol addiction, while 11,008 were addicted to alcohol and another substance. Alcohol addiction in Illinois affects both men and women, and all ages, though predominantly those in their 20s and 40s, according to SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration). Despite the high number of people suffering from alcohol dependence or abuse, the rates of unmet need for treatment in Illinois are among the highest in the country. Unmet need for treatment is when one displays all the symptoms of abuse but has not received treatment for at least a year.
If you are struggling with dependence on alcohol, know that you are not alone. Alcohol addiction can be difficult to admit to. Alcohol is everywhere in our society and is socially acceptable. It is included in many social situations. This means that stopping on your own is extremely difficult. If your alcohol addiction is spiraling out of control, seek help from a professional treatment facility. Our website has a comprehensive list of all substance abuse treatment facilities in Illinois. Phone one of them today to receive the advice, support and treatment you need. This website is for you.
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