College and Alcohol Abuse

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College and Alcohol Abuse It’s that time of year again: fall leaves, football games, sweaters, and, for some, college.  Many parents feel concerned about sending their kids to college and wonder if their kids will be wise when it comes to alcohol.  Parents of college freshman (or college students younger than 21) wonder how and why alcohol seems to be available to their kids (since it’s been reported that as many as 80 percent of college students admit to drinking alcohol during their time in school). Below...

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Facts about Alcohol Abuse

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Facts about Alcohol Abuse Alcoholism continues to be a problem for many and recent statistics from www.cdc.gov (centers for disease control and prevention) from 2013 definitely concur.  They indicate that in 2013 the “percent of adults 18 years of age and over who were current regular drinkers (at least 12 drinks in the past year) was 51.3%.  And, the percent of adults 18 years of age and over who were current infrequent drinkers (1-11 drinks in the past year) was 12.9%.  They go on to say that, “while most...

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Success Story – Shanin

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Drug Rehab Success Story Shanin Rapp was born to a 14-year-old, drug-addicted mother who put her up for adoption. She was sexually and emotionally abused in her adoptive home, and had already started “sipping” alcohol by the age of 12. On her first time really drinking, she drank a fifth of vodka in less than 10 minutes and her heart stopped. Fortunately she was in school and was given CPR and was revived. That bad experience only served to spur her on to more drinking, and eventually being kicked out of her...

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Shocking Alcohol Abuse Statistics

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Shocking Alcohol Abuse Statistics It is common knowledge that alcoholism and alcohol abuse are problems that affect us in the United States. However, some recent studies, which quantify and measure alcohol abuse related statistics, are somewhat shocking. The website learn-about-alcoholism.com posted some surprising statistics related to alcohol abuse. They indicate that: Alcohol is the #1 drug problem in the U.S. There are more than 12 million alcoholics in the U.S. Three-fourths of all adults drink alcohol; 6%...

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Alcoholism

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Alcoholism Although many people think they are one and the same, alcoholism (alcohol dependence) and alcohol abuse are two different forms of problem drinking.  According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, alcoholism is defined as one who has signs of physical addiction to alcohol and continues to drink, despite problems with physical health, mental health, and social, family, or job responsibilities. Further, with alcoholism, alcohol may control one’s life and relationships.  Alcohol abuse, on the...

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