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Are Graduates Ready for the Alcohol-infused Culture of Many Colleges?

binge drinking alcohol capsAs many high school seniors go off for their summer breaks, many are anticipating entering college in the fall. In all, there are approximately 18 million college students in the US. Some of these young people (and not-so-young) are endeavoring to get educations in institutions known for their culture of drinking. Whether it’s warranted or not, fraternities and sororities are particularly reputed to be houses of party and drink.

As a response to this reputation, there are a few frat houses that have gone dry – meaning no alcohol will be served or consumed in the house. For example, Sigma Alpha Epsilon in Kansas voted to go dry after one member drank himself to death in 2009. A member of the advisory board of that fraternity estimated that 20% of fraternities nationwide have done dry, compared with zero percent fifteen years ago. At Kansas State University, nearly half the fraternities are dry.

But with only 20% of the country’s fraternities dry, there are thousands that will serve alcohol. And when these young people are not ready for that responsibility, the effects can be disastrous.

Parents may teach their kids how to drive, how to hit a baseball or catch a football or cook or do laundry. But many young people are not being taught to be responsible around alcohol. This doesn’t mean that parents have not tried. It may mean that they either misestimate the alcoholic environment these teens will enter. They may feel that a few conversations with their child, and the child’s agreement with not drinking, was enough. But when that college student faces a roomful of drinking peers, the pressure to join in is pretty high.

According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, four out of five college students drink. And of course, many of these people are underage. Close to 2,000 die from alcohol-related injuries each year. It could be alcohol poisoning or drowning after drinking or a dozen or more other causes. Nearly 600,000 will be injured while they are under the influence.

The best way to keep a college student from drinking is to start educating them on this subject long before they apply to colleges. Make it clear that you are 100% opposed to any drinking before they are 21 and any drug use ever. Set a good example yourself.

Also, it’s important to help them understand WHY. Use the information on websites like this one to illustrate the kind of harm that does occur to some people who drink and stress that no one is immune from this harm:

http://collegestats.org/2013/04/the-high-risks-and-high-costs-of-college-drinking/

There are many, many stories – far too many stories – of alcohol and drug-related deaths on or around college campuses on this next site, should you need more information: http://compelledtoact.com/

You can protect your child from alcohol-related harm when he or she goes away to college. If you do a very good job, your child could even end up saving the life of someone else who was not so well educated.

http://www.kansas.com/news/article1113503.html

Young Woman Bravely Decides to Spend a Year without Alcohol

The Huffington Post recently published an article by a young woman who began to realize that her frequent and excessive drinking might well be creating problems for her. Courageously, she decided to go a year without drinking and see what happened. Even more courageously, she had the self-discipline to follow through on that decision.

Kelly Sober Senorita

Image by Kelly Fitzgerald on her blog http://sobersenorita.com/

According to her story, she had been drinking excessively for years. She tried to keep her drinking at a reasonable level but each time she started, she’d continue to drink until she did foolish things, had blackouts, ruined relationships and blotted out her own emotions and personality. This is a typical story for any alcoholic. But she got tired of the damage and made the change early enough that she didn’t need rehab. Perhaps if she had gone on another year or two like this, it would have been out of her hands. Maybe she would never have had a prayer of staying sober for a year unless she had outside help. Continue reading

Saving Our Youth: Study Finds Most Alcohol, Drug Abuse Starts in Teen Years

Drug Abuse Starts in Teen Years

Recent surveys of teens and young adults have turned up a startling new fact. More than one study finds most alcohol, drug abuse starts in teen years. Just when our young people should be getting educations and preparing for their lives, many are starting to abuse alcohol and drugs and risking addiction.

There are several situations that increase a teen’s risk for abusing drugs or alcohol. These are when:

  • The young person is depressed
  • He or she suffers from low self-esteem
  • The young person manifests early signs of aggressive behavior
  • He or she feels rejected socially
  • Parents do not provide enough supervision or care
  • The family suffers from poverty
  • There are many drugs readily available, either in the home or close by

To prevent the situation where a survey finds most alcohol, drug abuse starts in teen years, as much as possible these risks should be prevented. The other way to reduce teen drug abuse is to educate the young on the serious problems that can result from substance abuse. When a teen sees his or her friends seeming to enjoy themselves or experience excitement or euphoria, this can look very attractive. Especially if he is bored or stressed by his experiences at home or at school.

The Right Time to Prevent Drug Abuse is Before Addiction Begins

Before a person is addicted, they have a much greater ability to set drugs down and walk away from them. If a person has just begun abusing alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, LSD or prescription drugs, if they can be inspired to leave them behind and create a healthy new life, this relieves the family of endless heartbreak and may even save that person’s life.

But young people so often keep their substance abuse habits secrets from family and school, and even from their sober friends. This is why a young person may change friends rather suddenly. If, for example, a young man associated with athletes and then gradually drops out of touch with them and begins to hang out with young people who are not doing very well in life, dress oddly and perhaps do not seem to care for themselves very well, there is a good chance that he has begun to abuse drugs. It is normal for the new drug user to seek out the company of people who are also abusing substances.

Drug Rehab Services Can Turn this Situation Around

When the young person is on a destructive path, it is likely that drug rehab services are going to be needed to put them back on a productive path. This is the service supplied every day by Narconon drug rehab services. In more than fifty centers around the world, Narconon centers help those who lost the battle with drugs to achieve productive, sober lives again.

Addiction is a terribly dangerous habit. Every day presents the risk of overdose death or accidental injury. Even if a person escapes this kind of harm, the addiction itself strips the individual of all self-esteem. He or she becomes someone who is able to harm loved ones and friends. The addicted person commits acts he or she never would have before.

Trust Narconon drug rehab services to provide a lasting sobriety for your loved one. In seven out of ten cases, Narconon graduates remain sober after they go home. Find out just how this alternative program that uses no drugs in treatment gets this result. Call 1-800-775-8750 today.

Resources:

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/teen-drug-abuse/My01099

http://www.drugfree.org/resources/know-your-childs-risk-level-for-developing-a-substance-abuse-problem/

Chronic Alcohol Abuse is an International Problem that Just Won’t Go Away

Chronic Alcohol Abuse

Alcohol abuse and addiction could be the world’s oldest drug problem. But excessive drinking and alcohol abuse continue to be serious problems that cause illness and kill people every year. The World Health Organization estimates that more than two million people lose their lives each year for reasons that relate to their chronic alcohol abuse. Accidents, illness and direct overdoses contribute to these deaths.

In April 2012, the World Health Organization encouraged communities to pay more attention to chronic alcohol abuse, as it contributes to so many deaths. In fact, in the Western Pacific region, alcohol is considered to be the chief factor in the epidemic of noncommunicable illnesses. It’s estimated that this is the cause of death in four out of five cases, in that region. Cancer, hepatitis, diabetes, pancreatic and heart disease are all associated with heavy alcohol abuse and can result in death.

In areas where alcohol abuse is high, alcohol also contributes greatly to the crime rate, resulting in increases of 1.3% to 3.3% of all crimes in an area.

On a Personal Level, Alcohol is Just as Destructive

It’s one thing to talk about communities struggling with this societal problem but yet another to reflect on the damage to an individual. When families have one of their members abusing and addicted to alcohol, everyone around him or her suffers. Of course, the alcohol addict himself (or herself) suffers health problems, loss of self respect, loss of spouse and children in some situations, loss of job or business and other negative effects. But the family members suffer from worry and despair and often from abuse at the hands of the drinker.

Aside from these problems, it is painful to watch the person lose everything of value. The family wants to help but may not know how. Short term rehabs or support meetings may not be what this individual needs to get clean and sober on a lasting basis.

Narconon Drug Help Turns Out to be What Many People Need

Narconon drug help has come to the rescue for thousands of people who have struggled with alcohol abuse, sometimes for decades before they find Narconon. It is very common for people to go through other rehabs, sometimes several, before making their way to Narconon. But then once at Narconon, they find a system of recovery that enables people to gain stability.

The key to lasting recovery is to thoroughly address the causes of addiction. A person must find relief from the cravings that drove him to drink every time he saw alcohol. There must be skills learned that enable a person to repair the damage that was done to relationships and life situations while addicted. And each person must recover his or her own personal integrity and personal moral sense in order to survive soberly after Narconon drug help. All these aspects of recovery are addressed in the Narconon program.

In this long-term program that is residential in most locations, there are never any drugs given as part of treatment. Any drug that could be used in treatment is itself addictive and so prevents the recovering person from fully getting sober. Instead, nutritional supplements help calm a person’s symptoms as they start out for sobriety. Nutritional supplements are also combined with time in a sauna and moderate daily exercise to create a detoxifying effect on the body. This detox flushes out old drug toxins that have been shown to contribute to cravings, even long after the person stopped abusing alcohol or drugs.

With the use of these tools, each addicted person builds a new, sober life for himself or herself. Families get to re-discover the loved one they lost to alcohol so long ago, who is back now, clean and sober.

Find out how Narconon alcohol rehab can help someone you love make a comeback. Learn more about Narconon drug help by calling 1-800-775-8750 today.


Resources:

http://www.wpro.who.int/mediacentre/news/2012/20120419/en/index.html

New Study Reveals Alcohol is Never Safe During Pregnancy

Alcohol Not Safe Pregnant

Opinions have varied widely on when it’s acceptable for a pregnant woman to drink. It wasn’t until 1973 that researchers identified Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS), that collection of symptoms that show up in newborns when mothers drink, usually heavily, during pregnancy. FAS symptoms can include physical deformities to the head and face plus behavioral and learning problems.

And it wasn’t until 1981 that there were definite warnings about drinking during pregnancy issued by the Surgeon General.

One of the problems with collecting study data on the problem was that it was difficult to carry out a study that involved pregnant women because of the chance of harming the baby. But now a recent study has provided a closer look at how much alcohol is too much for a pregnant woman – and does it matter when during the pregnancy she drinks it?

The study carefully followed the toxic exposure and drinking experiences of 992 pregnant woman in California between 1978 and 2005. Once the women gave birth, the babies were carefully examined for any signs of FAS. The researchers then correlated any signs with the amount of alcohol consumed and when in the pregnancy it was drunk.

The report based on this research now states that the second half of the first trimester – or about 43 to 84 days after conception – is the most sensitive time for alcohol consumption, based on the appearance of FAS-type symptoms of women who drank during this time.

But because of the appearance of symptoms in babies born to women who drank in varying quantities at various times in the pregnancy, the researchers were forced to conclude that there were no safe levels of alcohol consumption while pregnant.

This is Bad News for Those Who Can’t Control their Alcohol Consumption

This may not present a problem for the average pregnant woman who has no trouble controlling her drinking. But for the pregnant woman who has lost control due to prolonged alcohol abuse, this is not good news. Some women may seek help at Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or if her problem is drug abuse, Narcotics Anonymous (NA).

Many alcoholics, however, benefit greatly from being removed from the environment in which they were drinking. With alcohol being legal, it can often be found within a few blocks of almost any point of an urban landscape. This is where Narconon can provide a unique kind of help.

Help to Quit Drinking Pregnant

Narconon residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers located across the US and in dozens of other locations around the world offer a pregnant woman a chance to recover from alcoholism in a safe, controlled environment, protecting not only her sobriety but also her unborn child.

Utilizing life skills training and nutritional support, a pregnant woman can learn how to get her life back on track so she can nurture her baby when it is born. At a Narconon drug and alcohol rehab center, Narconon meetings consist of learning how to choose one’s friends properly to preserve a drug-free life, knowing how to recover one’s personal integrity that might have been lost during drug or alcohol addiction, and much more.

For anyone you want to help recover from alcohol or drug addiction, pregnant or not, contact the Narconon International offices at 1-800-775-8750 today to find out more.


Resources:

http://fasdcenter.samhsa.gov/educationTraining/courses/CapCurriculum/competency1/

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/11/29/dining/29preg.html?ref=health

http://health.usnews.com/health-news/family-health/womens-health/articles/2012/01/17/drinking-late-in-first-trimester-may-be-most-hazardous

Alcoholism as a Great Equalizer: The Societal and Health Problem That Exists in Every Corner of the World

Alcoholism Health Problems

You can go to every corner of the globe and find alcohol problems. In some countries where religious beliefs ban alcohol consumption, they will be less frequent and more concealed. In other countries, the social patterns of the population seem almost to be based on alcohol consumption and use of this addictive drug will be fully out in the open.

But the fact is that excess and lengthy alcohol consumption can turn into alcoholism and can destroy or kill, no matter how rich or poor, no matter what color or creed, no matter how educated or primitive.

Worldwide Statistics Support the Need for Effective Alcohol Abuse Rehab

In Brazil, for example, a UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) report from 2010 stated that 86% of college students have used alcohol and that 22% of these student risk alcohol dependence through heavier consumption.

An older report about Russia noted that drinking to unconsciousness had wide prevalence in that country and may have started when manufacture and sales of alcohol was a popular way for the government to raise money. A 2006 study found a clear connection between Russian alcohol consumption and suicide.

The World Health Organization reports that more than 2.5 million people die each year from alcohol related causes, and that 9% of these are teens or young adults. In the US, approximately 85,000 people die from alcohol-related causes each year.

But many cultures do not have the same inclination toward alcohol abuse rehab that is seen in Europe and the United States. So alcoholism may be tolerated until it simply results in illness and death.

Narconon Brings Effective Alcohol Abuse Rehab to Six Continents

Over the last forty-five years, the founder and executives of the Narconon network of alcohol abuse rehab centers have understood the heartbreak associated with alcoholism and drug abuse. So from one center in Los Angeles in the late 1960s to more than 120 rehabilitation or prevention centers around the world, the Narconon network has expanded to bring help to as many people as possible.

Narconon centers are now located in Taiwan, Italy, England, Brazil, Mexico, Nepal, Russia and many other countries. The long-term residential program offered by Narconon centers has been shown to help seven out of ten addicted people recover fully, so that they stay sober for a two-year monitoring period after graduation.

Help With Alcohol Abuse

The program offered by Narconon has eight phases that address the damage done by addiction, the restoration of personal integrity and the life skills needed to walk the sober path after getting home. The last four decades of application of this program have proven that the Narconon program results in sobriety in the majority of cases, and that the prevention programs result in reduced drug and alcohol abuse in the students who participate in these classes.

Call a Narconon alcohol treatment center to get more details or to find out how Narconon can bring improvement to your community by offering rehabilitation or prevention services.


Resources:

http://www.unodc.org/southerncone/en/frontpage/2010/06/23-quase-metade-dos-universitarios-do-pais-ja-usou-drogas-ilicitas-mostra-pesquisa.html

http://alcalc.oxfordjournals.org/content/34/6/824.full

http://sf.oxfordjournals.org/content/85/1/413

http://www.who.int/substance_abuse/facts/en/

Description: Alcohol can cause different health problems. If you need help with alcoholism, contact a Narconon alcohol rehab center today.

How Much Does Alcoholism Contribute to Traffic Fatalities?

Alcohol Fatalities

It’s a good guess that pretty much everyone knows that drunk drivers are dangerous to themselves and everyone in their environments. Amazingly, this doesn’t stop tens of thousands of people each year from driving off in their cars when they have had too much to drink. A major reason for this is that alcohol not only impairs ones ability to drive safely, it also impairs judgment. So one can very erroneously decide that they are fit to drive.

This is why many states mandate electronic locks for the cars of those who have been convicted of DUIs and DWIs. The driver must breathe into the analyzer and only a low alcohol reading will allow the car to start.

But something about this whole system is not yet effective at eliminating the thousands of deaths that occur each year related to alcohol consumption. Just to put these deaths in some kind of context, according to the head of the National Transportation Safety Board, there have been 5,700 fatalities in the entire 50-year history of US commercial jet aviation. But it only takes five months to kill this many people in alcohol-related traffic accidents.

Alcoholism Takes the Control Out of the Hands of the Drinker

Drinking and driving is one thing, but alcoholism takes things to a different level. When a person is an alcoholic, he or she is unable to make the decision to drink or not. The alcoholism, in effect, makes the decision for one.

Drunk driving, higher around the holidays, is going to include not only alcoholics but the many others who are drinking more frequently than usual. Alcohol abuse at this time is often overlooked as there are so many who are overindulging during this time.

A Narconon rehab center can mean the difference between sobriety and drunkenness and even life and death for a person who needs alcohol abuse rehab.

How Narconon Drug Rehab Centers Help Alcohol Addicts Find Lasting Sobriety

When a person finally seeks addiction rehabilitation, he or she deserves a treatment program that gets an effective result in the majority of cases. This is why many families seeking help for a person trapped in drug or alcohol abuse choose Narconon drug rehab centers, located around the world and across the United States. Narconon alcohol abuse rehab or drug rehab is successful in seven out of ten cases. Locations like the Narconon California centers in both northern and southern parts of the state, Narconon centers in Taiwan, Moscow, Italy and Australia offer this lasting recovery through their alternative, inpatient programs.

An essential component of recovery is the reduction in cravings. The Narconon New Life Detoxification Program provides assistance with this. This phase of the overall recovery program consists of time spent in a low-heat sauna, generous nutritional supplementation and moderate exercise. This combination activates the body’s ability to flush out toxins of drug or alcohol abuse that have become lodged in fatty tissues. As the toxins leave, the person becomes brighter, his or her mood improves and most people state that cravings are reduced, sometimes eliminated.
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Using the Narconon drug and alcohol abuse rehab program for your loved one makes good sense. Get all the details on this holistic alcohol abuse recovery program today.


Resources:

http://www.ntsb.gov/news/speeches/sumwalt/rls110823.html

Colleges Turn Out to Offer Dangers as Well as Educations

College Alcohol Use

The image of a young person, eighteen or so years old, heading off to college is one filled with hope and dreams of accomplishments and future careers. Parents look at their child going off to college with pride, but if they are wise, they also feel apprehension. Now more than ever, the college experience places dangerous pitfalls into every young person’s path. And most young people going off for higher education are sadly unprepared.

First Pitfall: Heavy Alcohol Consumption

Fraternity and sorority row are known for their alcohol consumption but binge drinking is hardly restricted to those zones. According to the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse, half of all full-time college students binge drink, abuse prescription drugs or abuse illegal drugs. Sixty-eight percent of students drink some alcohol and four out of ten binge drink. Binge drinking frequency is way up as well.

Every year, more than 1,700 students lose their lives in alcohol-related incidents. Some students just go into a coma and never wake up and some die in traffic accidents. It is just as easy for people to need alcohol abuse rehab in college as at any other point in life.

Second pitfall: Prescription drug abuse

Abuse of prescription drugs has been skyrocketing around campuses. At first it was painkillers, tranquilizers and sedatives. In other words, Vicodin, OxyContin, Xanax and Nembutal.

Now stimulants like Ritalin and Adderall are popular drugs on campuses. These are the drugs prescribed to teens and younger children for difficulties in the classroom that some people think need drugging. Ritalin’s main ingredient is called methylphenidate and Adderall is dextroamphetamine. They are strong stimulants, similar to what is sold illicitly to get people high and addicted. Adderall college use can start addiction to this drug early in life.

Third pitfall: Marijuana abuse

A third of college students abuse marijuana, according to the annual survey Monitoring the Future. There are some signs that use may be set to increase. Numbers are already increasing among high school students.

College students who use marijuana tend to engage in other high risk behaviors, like risky sex and mixing alcohol with marijuana or combining other drugs. Students using marijuana also spend more time at parties and less time studying, and tend to have poorer academic performance.

It is not anyone’s plan that a young person graduate from college only to need alcohol abuse rehab or drug rehab to recover from four years of substance abuse. But it can easily happen that a person may need to take a break from higher education for alcohol abuse rehab treatment.

Narconon Programs Help the Recovery of Students as Well as Moms, Professionals and Artists

Narconon drug rehab programs are located around the world on six continents. They have been returning people to sober lives for more than forty-five years. Narconon objectives include helping people detoxify from drug or alcohol use that has left toxic residues in the body, and teaching each person the life skills needed to stay sober in the future.

Narconon Helps Students

Drug toxins tend to lodge in the fatty tissues of the body and can remain there for many years unless the right combination of time in a sauna, generous nutritional support, moderate exercise and careful supervision are provided. This is the Narconon New Life Detoxification Program, part of the overall rehabilitation service offered by Narconon centers around the world. Facilities are located in Russia, Italy, Taiwan and England, and in the US, Narconon Georgia services the Atlanta area and Narconon Vista Bay helps those in Northern California, in addition to many other US centers.

Call the Narconon alcohol program to get help with alcohol abuse. Our counselors are ready to assist you.


Resources:

http://www.casacolumbia.org/templates/publications_reports.aspx: National Survey of American Attitudes on Substance Abuse

http://www.higheredcenter.org/files/product/marijuana.pdf

http://www.monitoringthefuture.org/pubs/monographs/mtf-vol2_2010.pdf

Preventing an Alcohol Poisoning Death through Alcohol Abuse Rehab

Help Quit Drinking

It may seem unlikely that a person could drink enough alcohol to actually result in their death. Not from car accident, not from a fall, but just from drinking. Perhaps since many people have had the experience of vomiting up alcohol after they have drunk too much, they may think that they are protected from serious effects.

If they thought that, the death of Amy Winehouse ought to convince anyone who needs convincing. After years of very public displays of drunkenness and drug intoxication punctuated with trips to alcohol abuse rehabs, Amy died in July 2011 of alcohol poisoning. Her blood alcohol level was five times the limit for driving.

Just the next month, the lead singer of the band Warrant, Jani Lane, died in California, also of alcohol poisoning.

Alcohol Suppresses the Body’s Ability to Breathe

When a person drinks a high volume of alcohol quickly, there’s two things that happen. First, the volume of alcohol that is absorbed by the person’s body begins to suppress the respiratory function. As the blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of the body rises, the person may black out. He may be breathing slowly and may feel cold to the touch. His heart may start beating irregularly. This is bad enough but there is another phase that can follow that can be deadly.

The second thing that happens is that the person’s body continues to absorb alcohol that might be in the stomach or intestines. So even though he has blacked out and is obviously not drinking any more, his BAC can continue to rise. If his friends do not take him to a hospital for care, he may vomit while unconscious and choke on the vomit, or he may simply stop breathing and die, if the BAC gets too high.

Alcohol Abuse Rehab Can Save a Person From this Danger

When a man or woman can’t control alcohol consumption, there is a danger that they can cause their own demise. A person addicted to alcohol does not have control over when he or she quits drinking. A treatment program that has proven to result in the recovery of an addict can be the key to that person’s rehabilitation. That is the result in seven out of ten cases from the Narconon drug rehab program.

Around the world, there are fifty Narconon centers helping drug and alcohol addicts build new, sober lives to replace the ones destroyed by alcohol. This inpatient, holistic program provides each person with the services they need to develop new life skills, to make sober decisions every day.

Alcohol Rehab Counselor

The Narconon alcohol abuse rehab solution includes a unique detoxification phase that enables each recovering addict to eliminate one of the contributing causes of cravings for more alcohol. Since drugs and alcohol tend to body to fat in the body, the toxins remaining after these drugs are consumed can lodge in fat deposits, helping to trigger cravings even years after drinking stops. By helping each person flush out all these toxins in a process that uses a low-heat sauna, nutritional supplements and moderate exercise, alcoholics can achieve a reduction in cravings and improvement of mood and thinking that enables them to further their recoveries. This is the Narconon New Life Detoxification Program, a phase of the overall alcohol abuse rehab.

If someone needs help with alcohol abuse, call a Narconon alcohol rehab center to find out how the Narconon drug rehab can help.

It isn’t safe to drink alcohol while pregnant. Get help if needed.

 


Resources:

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/gossip/2011/10/jani-lane-warrant-cause-of-death-alcohol-poisoning.html

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2011/10/26/coroner-rules-amy-winehouse-died-from-alcohol-poisoning/

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/14-year-dies-alcohol-poisoning-slumber-party/story?id=14065038#.Tx9gZJhA9SU

http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2011/10/26/good-question-how-does-alcohol-poisoning-work/

http://www.collegedrinkingprevention.gov/otheralcoholinformation/factsaboutalcoholpoisoning.aspx

Parties and Overuse of Alcohol

Underage Parties and Overuse of Alcohol Prepares Many Young People to Need Alcohol Abuse Rehab

There’s two easy ways to find out how much drinking is going on among college students, most of whom are underage. One is to read reports, studies and appeals from people like the US Surgeon General and the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA). The other is to visit the fraternity or sorority row in any major university on a Saturday night. Either one should provide a pretty good understanding of how extensive the problem really is.

In 2007, CASA reported that half of all full-time college students have went out binge drinking, abused prescription drugs or illegal drugs. Further, about a quarter (nearly two million) of these students meet the criteria for substance abuse or dependence, about triple the rate found in the general American population. But it can be hard for a college student to realize that they need to take the time out of their education for alcohol abuse rehab.

Surgeon General Reports High Rates of Underage Alcohol Dependence

The Surgeon General’s 2007 Call to Action to Prevent Underage Drinking stated that the highest rate of alcohol dependence is found in American young people aged 18 to 20 who, he stated, “typically began drinking years earlier.”

Of course, the really tragic part of this picture is that some of these young people won’t even have the chance to develop alcoholism because the parties and overuse of alcohol will result in their deaths, or it might be the death of an innocent bystander who was in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Each month, more names are added to the list of young people lost due to alcohol. Like Madison Lewis who died December 8, 2011 in a traffic accident. His driver was charged with being drunk. He was just 19 years old. Or Ashley Donohue, 20, who died December 3, 2011. She was thrown out of a car as she and other students were returning home from a party where drinking games were played.

The Narconon Program Can Get People Back to Sobriety

Once a person is trapped in a dependence on or addiction to alcohol, the point of deciding whether or not this person needs alcohol abuse rehab is whether or not they can discipline themselves to stop drinking and fix up the problems that have been created. If they can, then they probably do not need rehabilitation for their recovery.

If they have promised to control their drinking and have not, then alcohol abuse rehab should be the next choice. Without drug rehab, the result could well be watching this person deteriorate until he loses the chance to continue education.

Narconon alcohol abuse rehab centers have helped many people who need treatment. By completing the holistic, residential recovery programs, young people have a chance to succeed without alcohol dependence or abuse.

The Narconon New Life Detoxification Program is an essential component of this recovery protocol. By combining generous nutritional supplementation, time in a low-heat sauna and moderate exercise, those who are addicted can recover a brighter viewpoint, more energy and a reduction of cravings for most. Some people even say cravings are gone after this phase of recovery. The effect of this action is to enable the body to flush out the toxins left behind after drug or alcohol abuse. As drug toxins are fat-bonding, they tend to lodge in fatty tissue until this action eliminates them.

If you are seeking help for yourself or a young person who is struggling with excess alcohol use or drug abuse, call the Narconon program today. Check out Narconon reviews to see how other people have been freed from alcohol addiction.


Resources:

http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/topics/underagedrinking/calltoaction.pdf

http://www.casacolumbia.org/templates/Publications_Reports.aspx#r11: Wasting the Best and the Brightest: Substance Abuse at America’s Colleges and Universities