Binge Drinking Among Denver College Students Highest in First Year

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:

  • Needing more alcohol than before to achieve the same effects, or simply to "calm your nerves" and achieve a sense of normalcy
  • An inability to stop drinking, despite a desire to do so
  • Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when you stop drinking, including anxiety, sweating, shaking and nausea
  • Giving up other activities or missing out on things you would normally enjoy because of your drinking
  • Continuing to drink despite it causing harm to your health and relationships
  • Feelings of guilt and shame, including hiding your drinking or shopping at different stores or drinking alone so nobody realizes just how much alcohol you're actually consuming
  • Weight loss, redness in the face, sore throat, upset stomach

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 ( can provide you with a sponsor who will help you stay away from alcohol.


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