Here at Recovery Ways our Master level clinicians are dedicated to providing all our patients with the highest quality of care. We have individualized plans for each of our patients so that they get the alcohol addiction treatment that is best for them. We can help make overcoming the addiction and staying sober easier.
In the United States, alcohol is a legal substance if the consumer is 21 or older. However, there are many underage people who abuse alcohol. Even if people are of age to consume alcohol, they can still become addicted and abuse it. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), alcohol is one of the most commonly abused substances in the United States. Even if a user isn’t addicted, alcohol is still unhealthy and causes many untimely deaths on the highway. According to the World Health Organization, more than two million people lose their lives to alcohol abuse a year. Alcohol is absorbed through the stomach and small intestine to the bloodstream where it goes to the brain and starts its effects. Drinking is more harmful for teenagers because their brains are not fully developed, leading to coordination problems, motor skill issues, and memory problems. Drinking at a young age also increases their chance of becoming dependent on alcohol.