Alcohol Rehab San Francisco
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- Category: San Francisco Drug Rehab
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.