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Drug and Alcohol Rehab Reference Center

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Alcohol Abuse

Alcohol Related Side Effects

Alcohol kills more teens annually than all other drugs combined. It is a factor in the three leading causes of death in the 15-24 age group in the US: accidents, homicides and suicides. Binge drinking and chronic alcohol use are also associated with many health problems.

With alcohol comes different degrees of abuse. There's the over-the-top, body-dependent must-have-alcohol alcoholic; the binge drinker; the social alcoholic; and the closet drinker who hides their alcohol in order to get through the stress of the day. There are more degrees in-between of course.  An alcohol treatment center maybe necessary,

The debate on whether this is a disease will continue for years to come; however, stripping people of their freedom of choice to overcome an addiction and sentence one to a lifetime of "alcoholism" seems outright cruel. If it can be proven that addiction could be overcome, and the cravings for alcohol can subside, then the debate would be over, no? Yet institute after institute subscribe to the disease theory and thus failure to overcome is rationalized and more money is pumped into programs that teach the disease concept. The Baldwin Research Institute in 2003 released their findings on these "conventional" treatment programs and found that their methods had a 3% success rate after five years; however, programs which teach choice and not the "disease" theory had a 86% success rate after five year and even ten years.

Fill out the online form to the left and we will contact you at your convenience for a free confidential consultation to answer all your questions regarding drug and alcohol rehab treatment options.

The CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) explains that alcohol affects every organ in the body. It is a central nervous system depressant that is rapidly absorbed from the stomach and small intestine into the bloodstream. Alcohol is metabolized in the liver by enzymes; however, the liver can only metabolize a small amount of alcohol at a time, leaving the excess alcohol to circulate throughout the body. The intensity of the effect of alcohol on the body is directly related to the amount consumed.

The National Substance Abuse Index reports that while teenage girls are 50% more likely to be depressed, they also use more marijuana, cigarettes, pain relievers and drink alcohol more than boys.

The National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism defines binge drinking as a pattern of drinking that brings a person's blood alcohol concentration (BAC) to 0.08 grams percent of above. This typically happens when men consume 5 or more drinks and women 4 or more, in about 2 hours.

Binge drinking breaks down this way in a national survey reported by the CDC:  92% of adults who drink excessively report binge drinking in the past 30 days. 70% of those of binge drink are over the age of 25 years although college students are commonly known to do so. Men tend to binge drink 2 times more than women. 90% of the alcohol consumed by youth under 21 in the US is in the form of binge drinking.

There are many different health problems associated with binge drinking which includes unintentional injuries (drunk driving accidents. calls, burns, drowning); intentional juries (firearms, sexual assault, domestic violence); alcohol poisoning; unintended pregnancies, sexually transmitted diseases; liver disease; poor control of diabetes; children born with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome disorders; neurological damage, and more.

If you are here for yourself, you clearly know that help is needed. If you are here for someone you know and then you would like to help them.  In either case, we're available for no cost no obligation consultation.  Fill out the form to the upper right side and we will contact you during the time you specify.  It is never best to put off getting help.  Especially when lives are at risk, be it the drinker, or their potential victims in a drunk driving incident.

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Alcohol Related Statistics

On average someone is killed by a drunk driver every 45 minutes. In 2008, an estimated 11,773 people died in drunk driving related crashes.

More than 100,000 U.S. deaths are caused by excessive alcohol consumption each year. Direct and indirect causes of death

Fifty to 75 percent of drunk drivers whose licenses are suspended continue to drive.

Over 1.46 million drivers were arrested in 2006 for driving under the influence of alcohol or narcotics. This is an arrest rate of 1 for every 139 licensed drivers in the United States.

65% of youth surveyed said that they got the alcohol they drink from family and friends

Alcohol kills 6 times more youth than all other illicit drugs combined

Mothers Against Drunk Driving
The Century Council
Substance Abuse: The Nation's Number One Health Problem, February 2001.


Alcohol Rehab Reference


Help for AlcoholicsQuestions about whether one has an alcohol problem or not? Drug and Alcohol Rehab Reference Center is here to help answer your questions. Our no cost no obligation consultations are completely confidential with trained counselors. Fill out the form at the upper right side of the page and we will contact you.  For more understanding, it would be helpful to fill out our online assessment as well.


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Drug Rehabs with outside studies showing 75% of graduates going on to lead drug-free lives.

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What is an Alcohol Problem?

What is an alcohol problem?Researchers use the term "alcohol problems" to refer to any type of condition caused by drinking:

harms the drinker directly
jeopardizes the drinker's well-being
places others at risk

Even moderate drinking can result in problems such as when driving, during pregnancy or when drinking in conjunction with certain medications. Problems range from occasional binge drinking to alcohol abuse or dependence commonly referred to as alcoholism.


The term alcoholism usually refers to alcohol abuse or dependence.  Physical dependence occurs in consistently heavy drinkers. Since their bodies have adapted to the presence of alcohol, they suffer withdrawal symptoms if they suddenly stop drinking. Withdrawal symptoms range from jumpiness, sleeplessness, sweating, and poor appetite, to tremors ("the shakes"), convulsions. hallucinations. and sometimes death. 

Binge Drinking

Binge drinking is the type of problem drinking most often engaged in by 18- to 21-year-olds. Within this age group binge drinking is more prevalent among college students than non-students. Researchers often define binge drinking as the consumption of five or more drinks at one sitting for males and three or more drinks for females. Drinking heavily over a short period of time usually results in a "hangover" - headache, nausea, shakiness, and sometimes vomiting. A hangover is due in part to poisoning by alcohol and other components of the drink, and partly to the body's reaction to withdrawal from alcohol.

Alcohol Abuse

People who drink on a regular basis become tolerant to many of the unpleasant effects of alcohol, and thus are able to drink more before suffering ill effects. Yet even with increased consumption, many such drinkers don't appear intoxicated. Because they continue to work and socialize reasonably well, their deteriorating physical condition may go unrecognized by others until severe damage develops - or until they are hospitalized for other reasons and suddenly experience alcohol withdrawal symptoms.

Alcohol abuse can take a negative toll on people's lives, fostering violence or a deterioration of personal relationships. Alcoholic behavior can interfere with school or career goals and lead to unemployment due to absence from, and impaired performance at, school and on the job. Heavy drinkers can neglect their child care or household responsibilities, and many have legal difficulties. Alcohol abuse often results in physically dangerous circumstances such as drunk driving.

Alcohol Heath Risks

Long term alcohol abuse poses a variety of health risks, such as as liver damage and an increased risk for heart disease. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome may result from a pregnant woman's drinking alcohol; this condition causes facial abnormalities in the child, as well as growth retardation and brain damage, which often is manifested by intellectual difficulties or behavioral problems.

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