I’ll be the first to stand up and say this was me…although I probably started more like age 40…and now I’m happily sober. Interesting to note it was family members who influenced those who said they got treatment. I think that sounds like a change for the better, no?
— Forty percent said they considered themselves to be substance abusers after age 48
— More than 90 percent of respondents named alcohol as one of the substances they abused; 49.5 percent of respondents reported prescription drug abuse.
— More than 40 percent of respondents said their families influenced their decision to seek treatment.