According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, back-to-school season is one of the most dangerous times for drinking among U.S. college students, including those in Denver. The first six weeks of their first year of classes are high-risk for heavy drinking or alcohol-related consequences. The NIAAA also reports that four out of five college students report drinking, almost 40 percent perform binge drinking in the last 30 days.
A chronic and progressive disease, alcoholism and alcohol dependence can be categorized by problems controlling your drinking habits: binge drinking, being preoccupied with alcohol, continuing to consume alcoholic beverage despite social problems, a physical dependence, and withdrawal symptoms when you stop drinking or decrease the amount. Alcohol abuse means that you drink too much at certain times--including binge drinking, even if you are sober for most of the day, but are not necessarily dependent on alcohol. That's where alcohol abuse treatment comes in. Alcohol recovery Denver Colorado can find you the treatment you need call 303-225-2945.
Signs and Symptoms of Abuse
If you're wondering whether it's time to look into alcohol abuse treatment for yourself or someone you care about, look out for some of the classic symptoms and signs of dependence, including:
Getting Help for Abuse and Alcoholism
Alcohol recovery programs in Denver can get you back on your feet. You don't have to struggle alone. The Denver Area Central Committee of Alcoholics Anonymous (http://www.daccaa.org/meetings.htm) can provide you with a sponsor who will help you stay away from alcohol.