According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Minnesota has some of the highest rates in the country when it comes to past-month alcohol use, past-month binge alcohol use, and least perception of risk associated with use of marijuana. Across all age groups, starting at the age of 12, Minnesotans are dealing with serious issues related to alcohol abuse and binge drinking – the precursors for alcoholism.
Is alcohol a problem for someone in your family in Rochester, Minnesota? Our counselors have the knowledge you need to get your loved one the best possible treatment in the country. Call now to get started.
Binge Drinking: Why Is It a Problem?
Binge drinking is defined as having more than four drinks in a short period for women or having five or more drinks for men and doing so irregularly. Those who have a couple glasses of wine with dinner are not binge drinking (these are social drinkers) and neither are those who drink continually throughout the day (these are alcoholics). Many who binge drink are functional at work, have families at home, and view their drinking habits as simply letting loose and having a good time. Unfortunately, studies show that regular binge drinking can lead to the same chronic health problems experienced by those who suffer from alcoholism, in addition to a high rate of death caused by accidents under the influence – often driving while intoxicated.
Alcohol Abuse Treatment Can Help You Change Your Lifestyle
Learning how to find new ways to enjoy yourself and get the relaxation you need through healthier means is a big part of alcohol rehab. Are you ready to stop drinking and start living? Contact us today to talk about the best types of treatment programs available to Rochester residents.