The 5% represents the success rate of substance abuse Clients from various rehabilitation type programs who completed their prescribed program and remained sober and clean for two contiguous years thereafter. Clients self-reported their status to their respective treatment centers post program completion. The average success rate amongst these programs is 5%, with a range of 2% to 10%. Note that when stratified by program types (i.e. 12-Step, faith based, or medical models), the success rates did not vary significantly. These statistics do not include centers that offered no answer. Various statistics of high percentages of success of other programs were taken from web sites, and then verified through a phone call to ascertain their definition of success.
Rehabcenter.org states that 30% of residential treatment center clients remain sober 6 months. Up to 60% of those relapse by year This means 12% make it 1 year. They then claim a small fraction of those that make it 1 year, make what they define as long term sobriety. This is suggestive of a percentage significantly less than 12% that make it longer than 2 years.
Altamirarecovery.com suggests that recovery centers are 40% more effective than no treatment for alcoholism. A close review of their statistics reveals that this is not the same as saying they have a 40% success rate. Instead it actually means that there is a small percentage of people for whom alcoholism just goes away on its own with no treatment. This small group who report self healing is 40% more likely to fall back into addiction than those who complete their program of treatment.
Statistics in this field can be highly manipulated to give false impressions. As the previous examples attest. You really have to look at the details to see how the numbers are being used, and what they actually mean.
Drugabuse.com says 85% of those completing programs for drug abuse stay sober for 1 year. Earlier in their report they also say that half don't finish the programs. So that means of those entering treatment, 7% make it 1 year of sobriety, with additional people falling off in year 2.
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