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Alcoholism on the Rise In the United States as Binge Drinking Becomes Popularized

Friday, September 30, 2016 Alcohol & Drug Abuse News J E 4
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SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The United States continues to see binge drinking numbers rise. NBC News claims that the percentage of heavy drinkers in this country is up by 17 percent from where it was at 2005. Heavy drinking has become increasingly common among women as opposed to men, which historically has not been the case. Those who drink heavily can experience an increased risk of liver disease, while those who occasionally binge drink will tend to have more social repercussions, like destroyed relationships, lost jobs, and even a loss of housing.

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Increased binge drinking can have a serious effect on not only the family and friends of the alcoholic, but also on the community. Communities that experience higher numbers of binge drinkers can possibly see an increase in emergency room visits, domestic violence, evictions, and more. The types of issues that can arise due to excessive drinking can have a profound effect on a variety of people surrounding the abuser.

The percentage of those who self-identify as binge drinkers has increased by 9 percent in 11 years. One area that continues to normalize the idea of binge drinking is college culture.  Slowing the enthusiasm behind binge drinking for college students is one way authorities are trying to curb binge drinking. Levying taxes against the sale of alcohol is one way authorities are hoping to decrease the rate of binge drinking. Another way that this is done is by enforcing regulations where bars and restaurants have to cut customers off after a certain amount of alcohol consumed. There are also systems set in place that will check for signs of a customer being dependant on alcohol.

Within college campuses, programs are also put into place that help to educate college students about alcohol, its effects, and the consequences of binge drinking. While three types of programs and systems are effective to a degree, it's important also to keep in mind that alcoholism is a disease. As such, it is necessary to find a comprehensive alcohol rehab program for those who are suffering from this disease.

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Solution to Addiction provides a variety of programs that work towards providing lasting recovery over short-term results. What sets them apart from other addiction clinics is the belief that relapse is not a part of the recovery process from addiction. Solution to Addiction is committed to healing families through long-term care and personalized attention and care to each client. Find out more about Solution to Addiction at www.solutiontoaddiction.com

Media Contact: Mary Chris, Solution to Addiction, 1-800-343-0892, solution2addiction@gmail.com

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