Alcoholism Treatment
Financial Benefits

Alcoholism treatment lowers the financial burden on the family more than 400%. The time spent by family members in dealing with the addicted person is reduced by upto 4 times with alcoholism treatment. Alcholism treatment also improves quality of life for the family. Alcoholism treatment has a large financial effect not just on the alcoholic but also on his or her spouse, partner, children, and parents. The benefits of treatment reach well beyond the individual patient.

 

 
alcoholism untreated
Untreated




Treated
Expenditure (€/mth)

 676.44

145.40

Time (hrs/mth)    

32.3 

8.2

 Quality of Life

60.6

68.0 


Source
Hans Joachim Salize, Christian Jacke, Sven Kief, Michael Franz, Karl Mann.
Treating alcoholism reduces financial burden on care-givers and increases quality-adjusted life years. Article first published online: 25 SEP 2012. DOI: 10.1111/j.1360-0443.2012.04002.x
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