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This comprehensive core textbook analyzes how resilient people navigate the troubled waters of life’s traumas and identifies how learning about resilience may help cultivate this quality in other, less resilient, people. Author Morley D. Glicken explains the inner self-healing processes of resilient people and helps individuals training in the helping professions to learn to use these processes in working with their clients.
Chapter 5: How Resilient People Cope with Substance Abuse
How Resilient People Cope with Substance Abuse
The Extent of the Problem
In 2004 data provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (2005) from a national survey, an estimated 120 million Americans age 12 or older (51% of this age group) reported being current drinkers of alcohol. About 54 million (22.9%) participated in binge drinking at least once in the 30 days prior to the survey, and 15.9 million (6.7%) were heavy drinkers. The prevalence of current alcohol use increased with increasing age, from 2% at age 12 to 70.9% at age 21. About 10.7 million persons age 12 to 20 (28.8% of this age group) reported drinking alcohols in the month prior to the survey interview ...