Detox, Withdrawal, Rehab, Relapse: The Experience of Heavy Drinkers

Approximately one-third of survey respondents with AUD relapsed within 1 year of stopping. Find a profile here of the experience of recovery from those who are trying.

Nearly two-thirds (64%) of respondents to a recent survey conducted by The Recovery Village Drug and Alcohol Rehab had sought outside support for alcohol use disorder (AUD) and 55% consulted a health care provider for guidance on how to get help.

But despite the apparent motivation suggested by these findings, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration reports that in 2019 only 17% of the 14.1 million Americans with AUD received any kind of substance use treatment.

US adults responding to the Recovery Village survey identified themselves as either wanting to stop drinking or having tried to, with or without success. Approximately three-quarters of the survey group qualified to answer questions about detox and rehabilitation experiences.

In this second slide show based on the survey findings, you'll find a topline look at how respondents, including heavy drinkers, experience alcohol withdrawal, how long they spent in and how many times they returned to rehab programs, and strategies they use to help prevent relapse.

Please see part 1, here: Heavy Drinkers Report Impact of Alcohol Use: The Recovery Village Survey Highlights