Nearly 141,000 people in the U.S. die yearly from alcohol consumption. Alcoholism leads to cancer, liver problems, and many other health issues.
More than 21 million Americans struggle with addiction, although only about 11% of those individuals receive the care they need. One reason why that percentage is so low is that many don't know where to turn for help.
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is one of the best-known groups for former addicts to come together and stay sober. Today, there are over 2 million AA members. Recovering addicts love this group. It's free and open to the public, and the supportive members help others stay sober.
AA is one of the most effective methods for getting sober.
If you're struggling with addiction, being able to talk to people who understand your battle is so important. AA gives you the infrastructure to lead a sober, joyous life with goals and landmarks along the way.