Survey Finds That Many Recover From Alcoholism

Article appearing on a Very Well Mind

Family at the Beach Image
Family at the Beach Image

From the article in A Very Well Mind, 

"More than one-third (35.9 percent) of U.S. adults with alcohol dependence (alcoholism) that began more than one year ago are now in full recovery, according to research by the Laboratory of Biometry and Epidemiology that analyzed alcoholism recovery rates.

The fully recovered individuals show symptoms of neither alcohol dependence nor alcohol abuse and either abstain or drink at levels below those known to increase relapse risk. They include roughly equal proportions of abstainers (18.2 percent) and low-risk drinkers (17.7 percent)."