Find Local Treatment Options
Call 800-481-6320 to speak with an alcohol or drug abuse counselor.

Binge Drinking a Public Health Concern

Binge Drinking has become a huge problem!

Binge Drinking has become a huge problem!

According to recent government surveys, 2 out of 3 high school students who drink alcohol take part in binge drinking, a form of drinking in which large amounts of alcohol are drank for a prolonged period of time resulting in inebriation. Studies further show that more than 90% of all alcohol that is consumed by children in high school is drank during a binge. Additionally, half of all alcohol consumed by adults is consumed during a course of binge drinking, an activity that one in in 3 adults takes part in regularly.

The Centers for Disease Control have defined binge drinking as an instance in which an individual has 4-5 or more drinks in a few hours at least one time during the previous 30 days. So, for a woman to drink 4 drinks at dinner 2 times a month is considered binge drinking. These definitions may actually seem kind of light and that’s because the average binge drinking actually consumes quite a bit more than that in a sitting (usually 8-10 drinks in a sitting about once a week). This is where the public health concern comes into play along with the fact that binge drinking has continued and is not widely recognized as a problem in this country…until now.

Recent studies suggest that people do not admit to their binge drinking and this poses another public health concern. The inability of people to admit to the problem has likely skewed the results of recent surveys hence the reason binge drinking has not widely been accepted as a major problem. The results may be as far off as the government survey only identifying about 22-32% of the alcohol consumption based on the states’ alcohol sales.

Publicly, binge drinking has many costly consequences. People who binge drink are likely to take part in reckless driving or driving under the influence (DUI) which can result in a danger to others on the road. Additionally, binge drinking increases the risk of the drinker assaulting an individual or taking part in risky sexual behavior which can pose a threat to both the drinker and to the individuals involved with the drinker. Finally, binge drinking can result in long term illness that result in reduced productivity at work, early retirement and even disability which becomes costly to the society as a whole.

More Rehab Centers Resources

Who Needs Rehab for Depression?

mental health rehab

The most important thing to remember is that depression is not something that should be suffered alone. According to The National Institute of Mental Health, “depression is a treatable illness.” Though many suffer in silence just because they believe they are just “sad” or will “get over it,” depression effects “about 6.7% of US adults….

Continue reading

The Treatment you Find at Opiate Rehab Centers

None of them choose to have this dangerous disease, but suffer from it nonetheless. Fortunately, there are rehab centers that specialize in this type of addiction and the treatments for it. There are several treatments that you may find at an opiate rehab center. Medication Assisted Treatment There are two traditional treatment approaches for opiate….

Continue reading

How to Talk to Your Doctor about Addiction

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, addiction is a prevalent disorder it today’s society. It is an unfortunate fact that many people are addicted to a variety of drugs. If you are one of those people and want to end the addiction, it is important to tell a doctor. You might feel guilty….

Continue reading

Life After Drug Rehab: Paying the Bill

Drug rehab can come with a price but don’t let that stop you from the recovery you deserve!

Long after you have finished getting treatment for a drug addiction there’s a chance that you will still be paying the bill. The cost of addiction runs far deeper than just the cost of going into treatment. There are other bills that accrue such as the need to pay back the people you love, the need….

Continue reading

Nearly 25% of all High-School Seniors have Smoked Pot

Get help for your teen who is addicted to smoking pot!

A recent survey of high-school students has found than nearly a quarter of the nation’s twelfth graders have smoked pot in the past 30 days and nearly 40% of them report having smoked marijuana in the past year. The survey also found that nearly 10% of high school seniors report smoking pot regularly—on a daily….

Continue reading

Equine Therapy at Drug Rehab

Equine therapy can help you throughout your recovery!

If you’ve decided to attend drug rehab and seek help for your addiction you have probably already been thinking about the types of therapy options that are available to you. Every drug rehab center provides different types of therapy for the treatment of drug addiction and the underlying psychological issues associated with drug addiction. Today,….

Continue reading

How Drug Rehab Helps Families

Your family will be a big part of your drug rehab program!

Addicts are not the only ones affected by drug or alcohol addiction. The families of those who suffer from addiction often suffer just as much or even more than the addict themselves. For the families of those addicted to drugs or alcohol feelings of hopelessness, tiredness, frustration and fear can be overwhelming, especially to the….

Continue reading

Treatment Methods in Local Detox Centers

detox centers

Addiction is a multifaceted ailment. It is not gender specific. It doesn’t discriminate between child and adult. It cannot recognize your cultural background. It will not care for your family or friends. Whether you have money or not, will make no difference to an addiction. So it would follow then, that the approaches to treatment….

Continue reading

Still can't find the help you are looking for?Get Started Now
Accepted Insurances / View the full list
For inquiries call800-481-6320

Accepted Insurances Does My Insurance
Cover This?

Pin It on Pinterest

Shares
Share This