Alcohol Beverage Abuse
Alcohol consumption exists in virtually every culture in the world and is often used socially in celebrations, religious practices and to complement a meal.Though usually tolerable socially in small quantities, it does slow reactions, cause the user to misinterpret distances, mimic euphoria and lead to depression as well as other negative health conditions.
Those individuals suffering from some mental or emotional problems may practice alcohol beverage abuse to mediate their symptoms.Often alcohol is drunk to excess for such problems as major depression, schizophrenia, bipolar illness (manic-depression), social phobias or panic disorders. Self-medicating by alcohol beverage abuse is preferred over prescribed medication for reasons that vary from individual to individual.
- 21 times more inclined to suffer from an antisocial behavior disorder,
- 3.9 times more inclined to abuse drugs,
- 6.2 times more inclined to have a bi-polar or manic depressive disorder;
- 4 times more inclined to suffer from schizophrenia
- 30% of alcoholics surveyed demonstrate an anxiety disorder, and
The overwhelming majority of those who practice alcohol beverage abuse are diagnosed with acute depression.
Though chronic in nature and fatal, left untreated, there is good news.The disease of alcoholism can be put into remission by those following a specific protocol for recovery one day at a time.Most of those treated for alcohol beverage abuse in quality treatment centers demonstrate an ability to live drug-free for a sustained period of time, provided they adhere to the principles and utilize the tools for recovery faithfully.
Pacific Hills Treatment Centers, Inc. is a premier treatment program for those suffering from alcohol beverage abuse. Their dual-diagnosis specialty and their emphasis on spiritual recovery have caused them to be noted as a premier center of their type.Call 1-800-662-2873 for a free consultation.