Evidence suggests people can recover from addiction without formal treatment
▪ by Michael Walsh
For alcohol specifically, it is estimated that between 50-90% of people with prior alcohol problems recover without treatment, however more severe alcohol problems are more likely to require treatment to facilitate remission and recovery (Cunningham, 1999).
It is important to remember there are multiple approaches to recovery and each person requires a plan tailored to their beliefs and lifestyle.
Thank you to the Recovery Research Institute for this informative piece called Natural Recovery.