23.10.2018, Paracelsus Recovery

From Rags to Riches to Addiction — The Downfall of Billionaires

When we look into the data we see a staggering 54% of the family fortunes getting lost due to addiction & mental health issues. These two issues are more often than not intertwined and further reinforce each other. Often addictive substances are used as a coping mechanism to relieve uncomfortable feelings due to mental health issues (e.g. drinking alcohol to reduce social anxiety) and/or mental health issues could be the result of having abused addictive substances (e.g. feeling depressed or anxious after an alcohol binge).

This infographic clearly shows what ultra-wealthy families don’t want anyone to know about issues in the family: the majority of family fortunes get lost because of addiction & mental health issues.

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