According to the National Health Council, the most prevalent chronic conditions in the U.S. include cancer, diabetes, hypertension, stroke, heart disease, pulmonary conditions, and mental illness (which includes alcohol and substance use disorders).
There is no uniform standard used by rehab centers to measure success. Some rehabs consider success to be the completion of the program, while others consider follow-up statistics. Clients may receive follow up for a few months after treatment, while others may be followed for years.
When education and family counseling are combined with support group participation, family members stay healthier, and are better equipped to guide their addicted loved one to treatment and through recovery.