A recently released study by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, (SAMHSA), shows that the majority of alcohol abusers don’t believe that they need treatment.
Data from the 2006-2009 national survey shows that there are more than 7.4 million American adults, (21 to 64 years of age,) who have untreated alcohol abuse disorders. Surprisingly, 98.8% say that they do not believe they need treatment. That means that just over half a million of the 7.4 million surveyed recognize the seriousness of their disorder.
Those with alcohol abuse disorders have a much higher risk of immediate physical danger as well as long-term danger from the consequences of alcoholism, including death.