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Drunk Driving and Alcohol Rehab in Oklahoma

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Dec 7, 2018 3:00:00 PM
 

Drunk driving, or driving under the influence is a national issue that affects millions of lives every day. In Oklahoma alone, 1.8% of adults report that that they have driven after having “too much” within the past month alone. From 2003 to 2012, roughly 2,205 people were killed in crashes that involving a drunk driver in the state of Oklahoma, placing it among the higher ranked states for amount of fatal crashes involving alcohol. Here are some sobering facts about the reality of drunk driving in Kentucky and the rest of the nation:

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Drunk Driving In The State Of Kentucky

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Nov 22, 2018 8:00:00 AM
 

Drunk driving, or driving under the influence is a national issue that affects millions of lives every day. In Kentucky alone, 1.5% of adults report that that they have driven after having “too much” within the past month alone. From 2003 to 2012, over 2,000 people were killed in crashes that were involving a drunk driver in Kentucky, placing it among the higher ranked states for amount of fatal crashes involving alcohol.

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Alcohol-Related Cancers and Alcohol Rehab Programs

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Nov 21, 2018 3:00:00 PM

 

According to 2015 data from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, over 25 percent of people over the age of 18 have engaged in binge drinking in the past month. An estimated 88,000 people die each year due to alcohol-related causes. A study from 2009 found that alcohol was responsible for about 20,000 cancer deaths in the United States.

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Avoiding Relapse After Alcohol Rehab Inpatient Treatment

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Nov 9, 2018 8:00:00 AM
 

For the clinicians and medical staff who treat individuals with substance use disorders, the term relapse can hold a different connotation than the one commonly held by the average layperson and even for those within the 12 Step community. In medical terms, a relapse is defined a return to behavior in a way that an individual could be re-diagnosed with an active substance use disorder.

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Everything You Wanted To Know About Alcohol Rehab

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Nov 8, 2018 8:00:00 AM

 

Alcoholism is a national concern that gets overshadowed by other substance abuse problems, most likely because drinking alcohol is not a crime in and of itself. However, the issues that can arise from drinking alcohol such as liver disease, cancer and death are serious and affect millions of people across the country. According to the National Institutes of Health’s Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism branch, 15.1 million people, about 6.2 percent, over the age of 18 suffer from alcohol abuse disorder in 2015 and about 88,000 people die from drinking annually in the United States. Similarly, a 2017 study published in JAMA Psychiatry said that increases in drinking and alcohol use disorder among subgroups like women, minorities and the economically disadvantaged constitute a public health crisis.

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What Alcohol Does To Your Liver

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Oct 30, 2018 8:00:00 AM

 

According to data from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, over 86% of people over the age of 18 have reported drinking sometime in their life while 56% report drinking at some point in the past month. An estimated 88,000 people die from alcohol-related causes every year, making alcohol the third leading cause of preventable death in the United States behind tobacco and poor diet and inactivity. Over 36,000 of these deaths caused by alcohol can be directly attributed to liver disease, including alcoholic cirrhosis. According to the NIAAA, “Long-term heavy alcohol use is the most prevalent single cause of illness and death from liver disease in the United States”.

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Teen Drinking Statistics

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Sep 25, 2018 8:00:00 AM
 

Underage drinking is not a new development in the United States. Each year, approximately 5,000 young people under the age of 21 die as a result of underage drinking, including 1,900 from motor vehicle collisions, 1,600 homicides, 300 suicides, and hundreds from injuries sustained through reckless alcohol consumption. According to a report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, there were an estimated 10 million underage drinkers in 2010. Among those 10 million, roughly 5.5 million were binge drinkers and 2 million were heavy drinkers. These statistics are astounding.

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The Deadly Truth About Alcohol Withdrawal

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Sep 14, 2018 8:00:00 AM
 

“My hands shake uncontrollably. I am unable to write with a pen. Fever. Chills. Nausea. No appetite. I am getting 300-500 calories a day from food I force myself to eat. I am confused and have random thoughts running through my head. The other day I kept thinking I was dead and this was my afterlife. Stuttering Speech. Insomnia. Pain and soreness throughout my entire body. within 2-3 days of not drinking I cave because drinking is the only thing that alleviates my symptoms.” - Anonymous

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Everything You Wanted To Know About Alcoholics Anonymous

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Aug 29, 2018 8:00:00 AM
 

For those suffering from the disease of alcoholism, there is hope in the form of Alcoholics Anonymous. This organization has helped people around the world struggling with alcoholism to find clarity, peace, and a positive framework for sobriety. Originally founded in 1935 in Akron, Ohio, A.A. defines itself as an international fellowship of men and women whose stated purpose is to enable its members to “stay sober and help other alcoholics achieve sobriety”. Support groups are available across the world, attendance and participation is free, and upwards of 2 million people are members.

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The Permanent Pain of Alcoholic Neuropathy

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Aug 23, 2018 8:00:00 AM
 

Of the many detrimental health effects of alcohol consumption, one of the most common and permanent effects is alcohol-induced neuropathy. Also known as peripheral neuropathy, this disorder arises due to excessive alcohol consumption causing nerve damage to the peripheral nerves in the human body. Peripheral nerves are responsible for transmitting signals between the body, spinal cord, and brain. Several vitamins, Thiamine, folate, niacin, and vitamins B6, B12, and E are all needed for peripheral nerves to function properly. Excessive alcohol consumption over a prolonged period depletes the body of vital nutrients and disrupts the way nerves acquire these nutrients.

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