Most people with alcohol and drug addiction survive. The United States is facing a deadly drug epidemic, but there is hope. Research shows that 75% of addicted people survive and live full lives, especially if they receive good treatment. Many people who develop an alcohol use disorder will eventually go into remission, including 60% within the time period of this study.
Recovering alcoholics are better prepared to overcome their addiction when they commit to following a post-sobriety care plan after treatment, especially when the plans include a healthy lifestyle that minimizes triggers and emphasizes the importance of connecting to a network of sober friends.