Alcohol Addiction - More Socially Acceptable?

Alcohol addiction professionals face an ongoing enigma... When was the last time you opened a magazine and found an advertisement for crack cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine? Obviously, never! Yet, ads for alcohol are common. Consumption is encouraged - even romanticized - by advertisers, and widely accepted by society. Alcohol addiction is a serious disease, yet alcoholism does not necessarily elicit the same connotations associated with addictions to illegal substances.

Ongoing research tracks trends and provides insight into the complex issue of addictions and alcoholism treatment. Meanwhile, an emerging form of addictions research is generating interesting statistics of online searches for alcohol addiction and related topics. These innovative studies uncover the prevalence of searches for likely, as well as a variety of somewhat unexpected phrases. (The data presented on this page is specifically related to searches for “alcohol addiction”.)

“Alcohol Detox” One of the Most Frequently Searched Phrases

Although not the most frequently searched phrase, “alcohol detox” was searched 201,760 times over a one-year period. The more general term “alcohol abuse” was queried with the most regularity at 311,287 times. See Graph 1 below.

The phrase that follows “alcohol abuse” closely is “alcoholics anonymous”. At 269,344 searches per year, it's clear that “alcoholics anonymous” is a popular and commonly researched treatment for alcohol addiction.

Alcohol Addiction - Prevalent Search Topics - Graph 1

(Continued on Graph 3 at the bottom of this page)

Top 30 two and three word combinations



  estimated searches/year across all search engines     
 40,000  320,000
alcohol abuse    311287
alcoholics anonymous    269344
fetal alcohol    237150
drug and alcohol    233693
alcohol treatment    224283
alcohol syndrome    215417
fetal alcohol syndrome    213585
alcohol addiction    209197
alcohol detox    201760
alcohol rehab    131207
alcoholic anonymous    93867
drug alcohol    92373
drug and alcohol treatment    88283
alcoholic drinks    88076
addiction treatment    74913
alcoholic anonymous meeting    73634
alcoholic anonymous meeting schedule    70106
drugs and alcohol    69448
blood alcohol    67826
alcohol 120    66669
alcoholism treatment    64266
drinking alcohol    64019
alcohol and drug    55341
alcohol poisoning    52573
alcoholic beverages    50040
alcohol treatment centers    49107
non alcoholic    46827
children of alcoholics    45632
alcohol related    45219
alcoholism addiction    44557
40,000 320,000

Treatment For Alcoholism Found Through Internet Investigation

Graph 2 identifies words that appear with greatest frequency; “treatment” (479,129), “detox” (270,732) and “rehab” (170,310). Prevalent combinations can then be referenced in Graph 1. For example, “treatment” is found within the phrases “alcohol treatment”, “drug and alcohol treatment” and “addiction treatment”.

Other interesting findings include the popularity of queries concerning “alcohol content” (42,949) (see Graph 3), as well as a major focus on fetal alcohol syndrome. The word “fetal” appeared in 238,703 internet searches.

Alcohol Addiction - Prevalent Words and Concepts Study - Graph 2

Top 100 words used in alcohol addiction searches
(Top 1000 can be found at Top 100 alcohol addiction exact phrases and top 1,000 concepts/words - Graph 5)



  estimated searches/year across all search engines     
 0  5100000
alcohol    4958580
alcoholism    919352
alcoholic    642359
drug    484322
treatment    479129
alcoholics    457186
anonymous    372671
abuse    352121
addiction    295430
detox    270732
fetal    238703
syndrome    217899
rehab    170310
center    145944
drinks    125081
centers    102009
blood    94673
drugs    91117
meeting    81330
facts    80788
symptoms    79476
drinking    72901
drink    71167
withdrawal    70968
schedule    70503
how    70012
program    67615
paxil    67128
120    66708
recipes    61337
disease    60442
children    58386
about    57669
beverages    57064
statistics    52724
poisoning    52672
body    52001
test    51744
recovery    51438
content    50113
zoloft    48691
non    48531
from    46686
related    46379
signs    45584
long    45330
what    44129
120%    42982
calories    42318
prozac    41911
pictures    41872
liver    40522
levitra    39031
sugar    37454
beer    36822
teen    36326
information    32763
teenage    32672
help    32500
celexa    32267
medication    31912
punch    31559
ads    31491
adult    31341
beverage    30483
side    28453
testing    28405
programs    27515
term    27123
teens    26956
affects    26709
brain    25772
home    25612
lipitor    24248
pregnancy    24244
make    24031
denatured    23675
urine    23632
low    23533
isopropyl    23369
calorie    22629
online    22520
history    22385
diabetes    22315
prohibition    22162
level    21677
counseling    20833
rehabilitation    20231
california    20179
marriage    19872
stay    18958
pressure    18666
national    18659
depression    18621
mixed    18529
health    18468
meetings    18389
texas    18065
levels    17999
teenagers    17969
0 5100000

Prominent Montreal Drug and Alcohol Rehab Center Utilizes Addictions Research

Located near Montreal, Quebec, Canada, USDR, a prominent drug and alcohol rehab center, sponsors this innovative online addictions research to not only reach out to alcoholics and those affected by alcohol addiction, but to keep abreast of alcohol and drug addiction trends. Refer to other pages on this site for statistics and interesting findings on related topics.

Alcohol Addiction - Prevalent Search Topics, Continued - Graph 3

Top 31 - 100 two and three word combinations
(Top 30 are in Graph 1 above)



  estimated searches/year across all search engines     
 10,000  46,000
about alcohol    44162
alcoholism addiction treatment    43436
alcohol content    42949
alcohol 120%    42921
drug and alcohol abuse    42602
alcohol drug    42518
alcohol withdrawal    42330
drug and alcohol rehab    42222
alcoholic drink    42157
alcohol treatment center    40220
drug alcohol rehab    39132
alcohol levitra    39000
detox from alcohol    34686
facts about alcohol    34514
drug treatment    33518
addiction recovery    32228
alcohol addiction recovery    32217
alcohol rehab center    31237
alcohol ads    30825
drug abuse    30060
drug and alcohol addiction    29422
alcoholism disease    28781
detox center    28096
alcohol detox center    28083
adult children of alcoholics    27776
alcoholism withdrawal    26943
detox medication    24093
alcohol detox medication    24093
sugar alcohol    23655
drug alcohol treatment    23494
alcohol testing    23417
alcohol addiction treatment    23057
alcoholism test    22691
alcohol drinks    22063
denatured alcohol    22001
detox program    21915
alcohol detox program    21906
alcoholic beverage    21867
drug detox    21646
alcohol drug detox    21592
isopropyl alcohol    21573
treatment for alcoholism    21403
alcoholic drink recipes    21144
alcohol level    20734
alcoholic punch    20652
alcohol rehab program    20122
alcohol and drug abuse    20009
alcohol detox home    19712
alcohol prohibition    19239
drug alcohol rehab program    18852
signs of alcoholism    17993
drug rehab    17978
blood alcohol level    17577
teenage alcoholism    17457
alcoholism marriage    17094
alcohol levels    16540
alcoholism treatment center    16500
drug treatment for alcoholism    16428
drug addiction    16362
drink alcohol    16242
teen alcohol    16000
rubbing alcohol    15918
calories in alcohol    15687
alcohol calories    15424
alcohol rehabilitation    15152
alcohol abuse treatment    14908
teen alcoholism    14819
alcohol advertising    14806
affects of alcohol    14658
alcohol abuse and alcoholism    14470
10,000 46,000