These days, a lot of good people are struggling with bad addictions. Many of these folks got addicted through no deliberate fault of their own. If you were prescribed painkillers, and now you can’t stop taking them without feeling sick, this is a great time to talk to a counselor at ARC. We’re not about judging or making you feel worse than you already do. We offer an exceptional program at our center for rehab in Arizona.
If you start every day thinking about your prescription, isn’t it time for a good change? We’ve helped a lot of people get well while learning to live happily and comfortably without the artificial endorphin rush of prescription painkillers. We can help you, too. ARC offers effective therapies in a very nice facility. In fact, we’re a lot more like an Arizona spa resort than a dreary old rehabilitation center. Ask anyone who’s been our guest, and they’re sure to tell you that the experience was so much nicer than they expected. If you need medical help to make it through detox, we can offer that to you.
Of course, we offer remarkably positive rehab in Arizona for more than drug issues. We can help you change all sorts of negative behaviors, including over-drinking. For many women in the Grand Canyon State, alcoholism is an issue is best managed by a stint at a private rehab in Arizona.
Women and Drinking
Women everywhere drink differently than men, explains the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Drinking patterns among females differ from one another, too, especially where how much and how often they drink is concerned. The female body reacts differently to alcohol than the male, as well. Women typically weigh less than their male drinking companion. For these reasons, the NIAAA states that women face higher risks from alcohol misuse. The heightened risks of female drinking include:
- Liver inflammation: Women are more prone to develop alcohol-related liver damage than men
- Heart disease: Women are far more susceptible to alcohol-related cardiac issues than men
- Breast cancer: Studies show increased risk for women who drink even one cocktail a day
- Pregnancy complications: There is no safe amount of alcohol to consume while pregnant
NIAAA Alcohol guidelines
In the United States, a standard drink contains about 0.6 fluid ounces of alcohol. This can be a 12-ounce bottle of 5 percent beer, a five-ounce glass of 12 percent wine or around 1.5 ounces of 80 proof spirits. These numbers are for carefully measured drinks. A lot of people over-pour wine, serve beer in large cups and fail to use a shot glass to measure spirits. This means that many people (maybe even you) drink more alcohol than they even realize. The NIAAA considers one drink per day moderate consumption for a female. If you drink more than that every day, it might be time to speak to someone at ARC about rehab in Arizona.