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Alcohol Abuse, Alcoholism and Alcohol Treatment

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Alcohol is the most commonly used and widely abused psychoactive drug in the country. Its effects cause thousands of deaths each year and can be the source of severe problems for those addicted to it. The chronic use of alcohol leads to alcoholism.

Narconon exists for the purpose of helping individuals overcome alcohol and drug addiction and return them to society as drug free, productive and happy individuals.  We do this well and our 76% success rate shows that. 

Alcohol Abuse and its Consequences Alcohol Abuse

The use and abuse of alcohol has many effects on both the user and the people around them. Drinking alcohol can affect self control. It depresses the central nervous system and lowers your inhibitions. Other effects include loss of coordination, poor judgment, slowed reflexes, double vision, loss of memory and possible blackouts.

Alcoholism: Effects on the Body

Short Term: Alcohol may cause a “hangover” and vomiting. Drinking large amounts of alcohol at one time can cause alcohol poisoning, which can lead to coma or even death.

Long Term: Alcohol may lead to tolerance (the need to drink greater amounts of alcohol in order to “ get drunk”). Over time, someone who abuses alcohol can do serious damage to the vital organs. It can cause several types of cancer, gastrointestinal problems such as diarrhea and ulcers, high blood pressure, malnutrition, sexual dysfunctions and lowered resistance to disease.

Alcohol Abuse Withdrawal Symptoms

For people who habitually abuse alcohol, withdrawal can be severe and may require hospitalization. People going through alcohol withdrawal may experience hallucinations, and DT’s. DT’s are defined as delirium tremens, a disorder involving sudden and severe mental changes (psychosis or neurological changes (including seizures) caused by abruptly stopping the use of alcohol. Symptoms include rapid pulse rate, elevated blood pressure, nausea, sweating, shakiness and temperature elevation.

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) is the result of chronic alcohol use during pregnancy. It is a serious health problem that tragically affects its victims and their families. Babies born with FAS weigh less and are shorter than normal. They tend to have smaller heads, deformed facial features, abnormal joints and limbs, poor coordination, learning problems, and short memories.

Fact: 750 infants are born with a severe pattern of physical, developmental and functional problems due to FAS each year in the U.S. Another 40,000 children are born with fetal alcohol effects (FAE) in the U.S.

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Alcoholism, Alcohol Addiction

A cluster of physiological, behavioral, and cognitive phenomena in which the use of alcohol takes on a much higher priority for a given individual than other behaviors that once had greater value.

A central descriptive characteristic of the dependence syndrome is the desire (often strong, sometimes overpowering) to take alcohol.

There may be evidence that return to alcohol use after a period of abstinence leads to a more rapid reappearance of other features of the syndrome than occurs with nondependent individuals.


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Alcohol Facts

Alcohol is the most commonly abused substance in the U.S. According to the 2003 National Survey on Drug Use and Health 119 million Americans (20.1% of the population) use alcohol.

Every 30 minutes someone is killed in an alcohol related traffic accident in the U.S.

Drunk driving is proving to be even deadlier than what we previously knew.

The latest death statistics released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), using a new method of calculation show that 17,488 people were killed in alcohol related traffic accidents last year.

This means that nearly 800 more people were killed by alcohol abuse than the previous year.

Alcoholism, Alcohol Addiction: Successful Treatment

Q: How does this alcohol rehab differ from other alcoholism treatment facilities?

A: Anybody who as ever been successful uses the techniques you learn at Narconon, whether you know it or not. It’s just a fact that you can’t be successful, in some form or fashion, unless you use these techniques.

I continue to r-use what has been successful, and if I stumble, I can always go back and re-study the information to help me get back on the right path.

I’m back to work now, I’m one of the few who didn’t lose my job, and I’ll tell you, that area is accelerating.

That is a direct result of using the formulas that we learned at Narconon.

Q: What would you say to someone suffering from alcohol addiction, seeking alcoholism treatment?

A: Narconon has made a difference in my life in every aspect. Every part of my life has been touched upon and improved. 

My family is probably the most improved,  and that was the source of some issues as well. I fixed myself, and that has made a huge difference.

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