Statistics of Alcohol Addiction

April 4, 2008

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Alcohol detox programs can help an alcoholic make a very difficult first step toward committing fully to a lifestyle without a dependence on alcohol. It has been proven by numerous studies that the more solid an addict’s support network of family, friends, medical workers, etc. the more likely he or she will be to recover fully.

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Children of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse

April 3, 2008

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Perhaps the only people who are in a more difficult situation regarding substance abuse than the addicts themselves are their children. Growing up with a parent who had an addiction to drugs or alcohol can create serious problems in the child’s life, and it usually does.

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Alcohol Abuse Facts and Why Alcohol Rehab is Needed

April 2, 2008

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Over 22 million people in the United States that have a drug abuse or substance abuse problem. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration for the year 2006, this amounts to a little less than 10% of the entire nation.

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Alcohol Abuse and Treatment Statistics

March 30, 2008

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There are over 22 million people in the United States that have a drug abuse or substance abuse problem. This amounts to a little less than 10% of the entire nation, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration for the year 2006.

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Games Make Students More Likely to Abuse Alcohol

March 27, 2008

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When college students play drinking games at parties, their blood alcohol content is higher than when they do not, according to a study that was recently performed by researchers at the University of Michigan and San Diego State University. The environment that the young adults are in and the activities of the party have a significant effect on how much alcohol they consume.

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Why People Start Using Drugs and Alcohol

March 25, 2008

 

People who don’t engage in drug and alcohol abuse often wonder why others do. It happens for a variety of reasons, though none of them are worth the consequences of substance addiction. No one really starts out thinking that they will become addicted to drugs or alcohol, but somewhere along the way the body and brain trigger that reaction. It can happen almost immediately or over a period of years.

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Make the Right Choice: Alcohol Rehabilitation

March 24, 2008

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Unfortunately many alcohol addicts do not understand that they do indeed have a serious alcohol problem.  Alcohol is a serious problem that affects every minute of one’s daily life.  An alcohol addict is unable to think clearly, decisions are harder to make because thinking has become an arduous process for the alcohol abuser, communication is normally cut between the alcohol abuser with his or her family and friends, among many other changes in an alcohol addict’s life.  Read more

More People Seek Alcohol Abuse Treatment

March 23, 2008

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According to Medical News Today, there are more patients getting addiction treatment services from the healthcare system for alcohol abuse than there were in the past. This is good news as there are millions of people in the United States who have an alcohol abuse problem and never seek professional help for it. Read more

Alcohol and Parenting

March 21, 2008

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The majority of teenagers in the United States cite their parents as the most important influence on their decisions regarding alcohol. Because of this, parents have a responsibility to teach their children the correct way to handle alcohol in their lives. Unfortunately, many don’t talk to their kids about the issue at all because they aren’t sure what to say or they fear it will actually encourage them to drink. However, that simply isn’t true. There are a number of ways parents can foster a responsible view of drinking in their children, reducing the chances of alcohol abuse and alcoholism during the teen years and beyond. Read more

Alcohol Abuse and Tolerance

March 19, 2008

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The longer a person lives with alcoholism, the greater the level of tolerance they develop to the substance. This means that, over time, the alcoholic will need to drink more in order to get the same effects. Eventually, they become physically dependent on alcohol and must drink a significant amount just to function and avoid withdrawal symptoms. Read more

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