Yet, a coin doesn't quite capture the true meaning of the work it takes to stay sober sometimes. How could a coin possibly symbolize the tough nights you spent wondering if you would be drunk come the morning?
According to research, helping other alcoholics is a good strategy for maintaining sobriety. So much so that 40% of those who aided in other's sobriety saw greater success in their own sobriety journey.
Over 25 million Americans have an addiction. While this includes illicit drugs and prescription medications, alcohol is a continuing problem for many addicts. In fact, one in eight American adults is now considered an alcoholic.
Addiction is rampant in the United States. 21.5 million Americans struggled with a substance use disorder in 2014; 17% of men and 8% of women in the general population will experience alcoholism in their lifetimes.Those are scary figures.
Did you know that according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Americas dedicate approximately 1% of their spending on alcohol? That's a hefty chunk of our paychecks. It pays off in many ways to choose sobriety during the holidays.