The economy is currently in turmoil. Companies are folding or downsizing which causes people to be laid off from their jobs. They may end up falling behind on their mortgages, credit card bills, and finer living.
Some people are not fortunate enough to have stable support systems that can keep them away from the evils of alcoholism. When someone loses their job or something else terrible happens to them, they may turn to drinking as a way to temporarily wash away their problems.
This may become a bigger problem that may become detrimental to their health and entering alcohol rehab may be the only solution. Not everyone has all of the information in their head to stay away from alcoholism and may not see it as a problem until it is too late. Seeking alcohol treatment may be the only solution for some.