On Friday nights, many people like to gather with friends for a drink or two or three. Maybe you had a bad day or a bad week at the office. There’s no harm in blowing off steam, right? For many Americans, it’s a problem. Most US adults drink occasionally, and some develop a debilitating addiction to alcohol due to overdoing it.
Alcohol Use Is a Problem in the US
Here are some sobering statistics that show, if you have a drinking problem, you’re not alone:
- Prevalence of drinking: At least 86% of Americans drink at some point. Approximately 70% have enjoyed alcohol in the past year, and nearly 55% of Americans have had a few drinks with friends and family members in the past month.
- Binge Drinking has become the norm: With over a quarter of adults reporting that they have engaged in binge drinking recently and more than 6% who say heavy alcohol use is typical, it’s clear that Americans like to indulge regularly.
- High-Intensity Drinking: Perhaps more disturbing, heavy drinking has become a trend in both genders. Those who binge drink are 70 times as likely to require emergency room visits due to complications related to alcohol abuse.
These statistics clearly show that alcohol use is a problem in this country. If you need help overcoming your dependence on alcohol, the caring staff at America’s Rehab Campuses can help.
Problems Caused by Heavy Drinking
According to the Cleveland Clinic, drinking too much seriously affects your mental and physical health. Here are a few of the many health issues that accompany alcohol addiction and dependence:
- Cancers of the liver, colon and mouth
- Fetal alcohol syndrome
- Accidents more likely due to poor coordination
- Cirrhosis and fatty liver
- Prone to committing crimes
Treatment Options for Alcoholism
Medical detox, inpatient rehab and outpatient programs help you overcome alcohol addiction.
We typically begin your treatment with medical alcohol detox. At America’s Rehab Campuses, we have a holistic program that helps you quit alcohol with the assistance of qualified medical staff and therapists. Withdrawal symptoms can make you feel unwell and may involve life-threatening symptoms. To protect yourself, we recommend supervised detox to begin your journey to sobriety.
Inpatient Residential Rehab
Inpatient residential rehab allows you to live at our treatment facility as you recover from alcohol use disorder. We will provide therapeutic activities, including evidence-based therapy at individual and group levels. We also have holistic therapy such as meditation, exercise and nutrition education. You’ll receive an individual treatment plan that gives you the best possible chances of lifelong recovery.
Partial Hospitalization Program
Partial hospitalization programs allow you to receive treatment five days a week for several hours a day. You can also go home or report to work to maintain your commitments. This treatment may be suitable if you have a low-level addiction or haven’t been drinking very long.
Intensive Outpatient Program
Outpatient rehab gives you the ultimate flexibility in balancing your recovery with your work and family life. This is a step down from partial hospitalization programs, and you may meet with your therapist and have group therapy several times a week.
Choosing the Right Alcohol Rehab Program
Our admissions team can help you decide which alcohol rehab program would give you the best chance of recovery. However, we recommend medical detox to help you get all the alcohol out of your system safely. Let us help you manage your withdrawal symptoms in a comfortable, monitored environment. Contact us today to get started on the road to a healthier lifestyle.