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Alcohol Rehab San Francisco

Alcohol-related problems cost the city of San Francisco an estimated $175 million annually indicating an urgent need for alcohol education and effective alcohol rehabilitation.

The Office of Drug Control Policy reported the percent of students reporting lifelong alcohol abuse for 7th graders was 17.9%, 8th graders were 40.9% and 9th graders were 61.9%. Also reported for the year 2005 were 15,705 people who were admitted to treatment for alcohol addiction which rose to 19.157 people admitted for alcohol addiction treatment in 2006. Effective education regarding the dangers and addictive qualities of alcohol along with effective alcohol rehabilitation can dramatically decrease this statistic. This is where Narconon Arrowhead is a leader. Not only does  Narconon Arrowhead educate the youth  and residents of San Francisco about the dangers of alcohol but also provides effective rehabilitation services for alcohol addiction with a 70% success rate for those already caught in the devastating downward spiral of alcohol addiction.

Many begin drinking socially to feel more comfortable in a crowd. Many begin drinking when a problem they can not handle arises and they want to soften the edges of that problem. Before they know it they must drink to interact with others and to handle any problem that arises in their life. Sadly the apparent problem is not solved, just put to the side and becomes worse, and they have also developed and addiction to alcohol.

Many people who have an addiction to alcohol started drinking at a young age and participated in binge drinking. Binge drinking is defined as consuming 5 or more alcoholic beverages in a short period of time. For many youth, college is a catalyst for alcohol use and many activities include binge drinking. Studies show that more than 35% of adults with an alcohol addiction developed symptoms – such as binge drinking – by age 19.

Health risks associated with alcohol addiction are liver damage, pancreatitis and literally shrinking of the brain. Alcohol use is the second leading cause of dementia; one simply ages quicker on alcohol. Women are affected differently than men by alcohol due to the fact that women appear to have reduced levels of the gastric enzyme that metabolizes alcohol - in short, it leaves their system more slowly.

General indicators to look for in someone with an alcohol addiction are a drastic change in the individuals eating and sleeping patterns along with a change in their mood patterns, especially when they are coming down off the alcohol. When a person’s level of alcohol drops they will be quick to anger and easily fall into a depression. You also want to look for individuation from family and the normal groups they associate with.

If someone you know or love is struggling with alcohol addiction and are searching for alcohol rehab in San Francisco California, call Narconon Arrowhead. Narconon Arrowhead is one of the world’s largest and most effective inpatient drug rehabilitation and education programs with a success rate of over 70% of those who graduate. Narconon Arrowhead offers free addiction counseling, free assessments, and referrals to the residents in San Francisco California. To locate a San Francisco inpatient alcohol rehab or find out information about alcohol/drug abuse prevention contact Narconon by calling 1-800-468-6933 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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