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…

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Teens’ Secret Use of Alcohol and Prescription Drugs Can Lead to Need for Alcohol Abuse Rehab

*+-In far too many families, even good and caring families, there can be a gulf separating parents from their teenaged children. Parents want to protect and counsel their children through difficult decisions. Teenagers want their privacy and want to try new, exciting things with their friends. Unfortunately, this can lead to teen prescription drug use, or abuse of illicit drugs or alcohol followed by their being trapped in addiction. Surveys Reveal How Many Students May be Headed for Alcohol Abuse Rehab or Drug Rehab Surveys of young people reveal just how broad this gulf can be and how extensive this…

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Treatment for Alcohol Addiction

*+-The options for alcohol addiction treatment vary hugely, from the prescription of drugs that are intended to make a person sick if they drink, to a continuous course of hundreds of meetings at support groups. In this area, there has been no standardization of treatment that has proven to be successful. Across the nation, the success rate for recovery at most treatment programs ranges from 16% to 20%. Some programs run at an even lower success rate than this. This singular lack of success can be very difficult for the family of an alcoholic who desperately wishes for his or…

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Where Does the Need for Alcohol Abuse Rehab Start?

*+-For some young people, the need for alcohol abuse rehab starts with the very first drink. They never really leave liquor or alcohol alone after that. They continue to drink and most of them will add other drugs to the mix. If use continues steadily and quantities climb, the person is surely looking at a need for addiction rehabilitation. In 2010, the average age people started using alcohol was just a little over 17 years. However, this figure includes everyone, even those who started drinking after they turned 21, which would increase the overall average. If you just look at…

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Narconon Program Provides Alcohol Abuse Rehab by Repairing the Damage

*+-In the field of alcoholism recovery, it is unfortunately considered the norm for one of three things to happen: A person goes to a drug rehab center for alcoholism, finishes the program and returns home, only to relapse and go back to the drug rehab again and sometimes multiple times. Or a person goes to hundreds of meetings that do provide some support but he or she never seems to be able to leave the addiction behind and move on. Or both happen together. There’s not many places where it is expected that a person will be able to make…

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Even as Early as College, Some May Need Drug Rehab

*+-Curious about alcohol use in colleges? There’s an amazingly easy way to find out if this is a popular activity. Just follow this simple procedure. Decided on a well-known college. Go to Facebook and look for people attending that college. Look for profile pictures where young people are crammed together, grinning widely for the camera. Select a few of these people and check out the photos they have posted to their Facebook pages. It will not take long to find photo after photo that endorse the collegiate habit of abusing alcohol. Facebook alcohol endorsement may be supporting and furthering the…

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John’s Drug and Alcohol Use

*+-John is clean-cut and athletic, with short blond hair and sharp features. His quick movements and speech reveal his alert intelligence. But through all of his teens and young adulthood, he was headed for complete self-destruction through drugs. And it all started when he was just seven years old. At that age, after a short multiple-choice test at his school, he was diagnosed with ADHD and prescribed Ritalin, a strong stimulant drug. His small initial dosage kept growing over the years until it had multiplied to six times his original dosage by the time he was 21 years old. His…

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Giovanna’s Alcohol Rehab Story

*+-She Moved to New York With Her Siblings Giovanna is a lively, attractive 44-year old woman with a strong accent betraying her Colombian origins. With her siblings, she moved to New York City in search of the American dream when she was in her 20s. But her alcoholism threatened to steal that dream away. She started going to parties on the weekends at first. Every weekend, she was drinking a lot. Gradually, she added Thursdays to the weekend, drinking vodka, tequila and gin, straight up. It made her forget her loneliness after her divorce. But she began to accumulate a…

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John’s Heroin Addiction Recovery

*+-First Came Alcohol John’s first experience with any intoxicating drug was stealing bottles of whiskey and other hard liquor from his grandparents’ basement. He shared his haul with his buddies and tried some whiskey himself. He was thirteen. All that happened was that he got a headache and felt lousy and resolved never to drink whiskey again. Then Came LSD, Opium and Hashish He steered clear of more alcohol or drugs until he was 16. By that time, he was going to parties with friends and getting drunk on beers from time to time. But he was against drug use…

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Recovered from Alcohol Dependence

*+-He’s 26 now but he started drinking when he was twelve years old. He always ran with an older crowd in Bossier City, Louisiana. It became a way of life for him and his friends – stealing beers and the remainders of half-full liquor bottles out of the home. Of course, he got in trouble with his parents when they found out but it didn’t do anything to stop him. They could never have anticipated that the boyish pranks would turn into a full blown alcohol dependence that would require a long-term drug rehab to overcome. He wasn’t doing anything…

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