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Here are some of our Addiction Research results through March 2015.   However, we still find some of this to be very interesting to us. Maybe you will too.
DEMOGRAPHICS
More than two-thirds (71%) of all respondents were female. Nearly all respondents identified as white (92%) and not Hispanic (97%).
More than three-quarters (79%) of respondents had some education beyond high school.
Half of respondents (50%) are currently married or living with a Partner and 27 percent are divorced.
Two-thirds (66%) reported an annual income of less than $50,000.
The average age of respondents was 47 years old; the youngest respondent was 20, the oldest 80.
12-STEP PARTICIPATION
Men were more likely than women to report current involvement in a 12-step program – 60% of males vs. 53% of females.
Nearly 40 percent of those not currently involved in a 12-step program reported that they had never been in an addiction treatment program, compared to only 16 percent of those currently involved in a 12-step program. Less than half of those not currently involved in a 12-step program reported having completely stopped using mood-altering substances since their most recent treatment, compared to two-thirds of those currently involved in a 12-step program.

THOUGHTS
So we will continue to wonder why this survey is predominated by responses from Caucasian women. The demographics are skewed toward older, educated and more affluent and although we have some ideas, we still really don’t know why exactly. It is not too surprising that you are more likely to have attended AA if you went to treatment. What is most intriguing from this last point is that almost half of those “not currently involved in 12-step program have “completely stopped using”. The how and why of that result will probably be a part of our future research.

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Pam Moore

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Pam received her Master’s of Social Work from the University of Alabama in 1993. She has worked both as a manager and a principal therapist at The Moore Institute. Her major interests are in addiction disorders, co-dependency, trauma and mood disorders. Pam works with individuals couples and families. She is an intuitive, interactive solution focused therapist. She integrates complimentary methodologies and techniques so she can offer a highly personalized approach to each of her clients with compassion and understanding. She works with clients to help them build of their strengths. Pam developed The Method which is featured in her book Show Me The Way while working through her own personal struggles. She received so much help from The Method she offered it to her clients with great success. Pam also authored a book titled Unhook and live Free and a mediative journal titled Inward to the Kingdom, a Six Week Journey. She is Vice President of the Addiction Research Foundation, as well as the President of The Moore Institute.

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