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Published on August 6, 2009

Author: tomeczak

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Addictions.A human story. The Abbey Foundation © 2009

Addiction affects everyone You? Your Boss? Your Teacher? Family Member? Your Friend? Your Neighbor? Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Eminem Ben Affleck Nick Nolte Michael Jackson Rush Limbaugh Johnny Cash Joaquin Phoenix Elton John Kurt Cobain Whitney Houston Samuel L. Jackson Mickey Rourke Patrick Swayze Ted Kennedy Dick Cheney Mel Gibson Charlie Sheen Kate Moss Johnny Depp Philip Seymour Hoffman Britney Spears Billy Bob Thornton Drew Barrymore Kiefer Sutherland Colin Farrell Truman Capote Liza Minnelli Lindsay Lohan Winona Ryder Demi Moore O.J. Simpson Mike Tyson Oliver Stone Jean-Claude Van Damme

The Abbey Foundation Set up in 2009 to combat the widespread epidemic of addiction. Three pillars Research Prevention Financial Aid www.TheAbbeyFoundation.net

Why are we here? We want to make 3 points. Addiction is a widespread problem. You can identify an addicted person. You can HELP an addicted person.

Why are we here? We want to make 3 points. Addiction is a widespread problem. You can identify an addicted person. You can HELP an addicted person.

Addiction affects ALL Male AND Female Young AND Old American AND Foreign Married AND Single Alcohol. An equal opportunity destroyer.

Addiction affects ALL Male AND Female Young AND Old American AND Foreign Married AND Single

Addiction affects ALL Male AND Female Young AND Old American AND Foreign Married AND Single

Addiction affects ALL Male AND Female Young AND Old American AND Foreign Married AND Single

Addiction affects ALL Male AND Female Young AND Old American AND Foreign Married AND Single

How many people use drugs? Binge drinking - over 57 million people Heavy drinking - 17 million people Drug use - almost 20 million people 9.9 million reported drunk driving...

It is an epidemic.The facts are shocking. Use of prescription pain relievers is on the rise (4.1% - 4.6%) The rate of alcohol use among youths aged 12-17 was 15.9%. Half of youths said obtaining Marijuana would be FAIRLY or VERY EASY.

High usage =High addiction rates 22.3 million people classified with substance abuse or substance dependence. No change in this number since 2002. Every 1 in 11 Americans

Not many addicts receive treatment Out of 23.2 million that required treatment... …2.4 million received it. …over 20 million people did not receive it.

Corporate Involvement Thank you for Smoking (movie) $3.5 billion - money spent on alcohol TV advertising between 2001 and 2004 $20,000 - 30-day treatment for 1 person

Corporate Involvement Example from the Tobacco Industry Movie: “Thank you for Smoking” (Fox, 2006)

Social Problem - quiz What percentage of violent crimes are committed by people who are intoxicated with either alcohol or drugs? How much money would an average individual need to support his or her drug addiction? What percentage of muggings and property crimes are drug related? How much could be saved in social costs over the next 15 years if all addicts received proper treatment? What percentage of all hospital admissions are related to alcoholism? 70%

Social Problem - quiz What percentage of violent crimes are committed by people who are intoxicated with either alcohol or drugs? How much money would an average individual need to support his or her drug addiction? What percentage of muggings and property crimes are drug related? How much could be saved in social costs over the next 15 years if all addicts received proper treatment? What percentage of all hospital admissions are related to alcoholism? 70% $200

Social Problem - quiz What percentage of violent crimes are committed by people who are intoxicated with either alcohol or drugs? How much money would an average individual need to support his or her drug addiction? What percentage of muggings and property crimes are drug related? How much could be saved in social costs over the next 15 years if all addicts received proper treatment? What percentage of all hospital admissions are related to alcoholism? 70% $200 90%

Social Problem - quiz What percentage of violent crimes are committed by people who are intoxicated with either alcohol or drugs? How much money would an average individual need to support his or her drug addiction? What percentage of muggings and property crimes are drug related? How much could be saved in social costs over the next 15 years if all addicts received proper treatment? What percentage of all hospital admissions are related to alcoholism? 70% $200 90% $150b

Social Problem - quiz What percentage of violent crimes are committed by people who are intoxicated with either alcohol or drugs? How much money would an average individual need to support his or her drug addiction? What percentage of muggings and property crimes are drug related? How much could be saved in social costs over the next 15 years if all addicts received proper treatment? What percentage of all hospital admissions are related to alcoholism? 70% $200 90% $150b 25%

Why are we here? We want to make 3 points. Addiction is a widespread problem. You can identify an addicted person. You can HELP an addicted person.

Risk Factors Genetic Biological Environmental Psychological Cultural Are these relevant...? Does anyone in your family have an addiction problem?Are you Asian?Do you have a college degree?Are you a woman?What was your childhood like?Are you unemployed?

Does anyone in your family have an addiction problem?

Are you Asian?

Do you have a college degree?

Are you a woman?

What was your childhood like?

Are you unemployed?

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