Kenneth (kensmind) wrote in polloftheday,
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Poll #968243 Alcoholism

Has alcoholism affected you personally or someone close to you (such as a family member, significant other or close friend)?

Yes
70(77.8%)
No
14(15.6%)
Not sure
6(6.7%)

If so, how did you or the other person address that alcoholism?

Stopped drinking by choice/willpower
7(9.3%)
Stopped drinking with the assistance of AA or some other program
7(9.3%)
Stopped drinking with the assistance of a counsellor or therapist
0(0.0%)
Stopped drinking with the assistance of a church or clergyman
0(0.0%)
Cut down or controlled their drinking
11(14.7%)
It was just a phase and when I/he/she got older the drinking lessened or stopped
0(0.0%)
The person is still drinking too much
35(46.7%)
Other (please comment)
15(20.0%)

Based on what you know from your personal experience with alchoholism, what is the best way to address the problem?

Abstainance
14(16.3%)
Controlled drinking
14(16.3%)
Abstainance and attending a program such as AA
22(25.6%)
Seeing a therapist or counsellor
4(4.7%)
Help from a church or clergyman
0(0.0%)
It is just a phase for most people and will pass given time
0(0.0%)
I'm unsure
26(30.2%)
Other (please comment)
6(7.0%)

Based on what you know about programs like AA, do such programs work?

Yes
6(6.7%)
Yes for some people, but not for everybody
57(64.0%)
No
2(2.2%)
I'm unsure
5(5.6%)
I have no experience with such programs
19(21.3%)
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