Recent studies have confirmed that binge drinking and alcoholism do not necessarily go hand in hand; in fact, a majority of Americans who drink heavily do not actually fit the criteria for alcoholism. Even so, binge drinking—so common during the holiday season—can have numerous adverse effects all its own. Chapters Capistrano highlights some of these, in a new statement to the press.
“People tend to drink more than usual over the holidays, especially around New Year’s Eve, and to an extent that’s not a problem,” comments Mike Shea, founder of Chapters Capistrano. “With that said, true binge drinking is corrosive to your health and can be the start of a difficult-to-break habit, even when it doesn’t meet the technical criteria for addiction.”
A recent Medical Xpress report confirms as much. Even those who are not true addicts or alcoholics can drink so much that it damages their bodies, the article notes. Additionally, binge drinking can be an early sign of a greater, ongoing problem; in many instances, binge drinking can lead to further binge drinking down the road, and ultimately to a problem with alcohol dependence.
Alcohol dependence aside, there are other health concerns as well. Says Medical Xpress: “If average daily consumption of alcohol is greater than two drinks for men and one for women, it is associated with an increased risk of adverse of medical outcomes that include, but are not limited to, cirrhosis of the liver; high blood pressure; chronic heart disease; and ulcers and gastro-intestinal bleeding.”
“An increasing reliance on alcohol ravages both the mind and the body,” Shea concludes. “Drug and alcohol rehab can help break alcohol’s hold, whether it’s true addiction or simply unhealthy binge drinking.”
More information about how drugs and alcohol can affect our brains can be found online.
Chapters Capistrano is a luxury drug and alcohol treatment center located in Orange County, Southern California with two beautiful Ocean view houses in San Clemente. Specializing in all types of substance abuse, Chapters offers flexible treatment programs that are designed to offer greater confidence in addiction recovery. With a thorough approach to detox, counseling and mental health, this center has delivered many success stories. In addition to offering alternative approaches to conventional recovery, Chapters is also recognized for providing guest comfort with exceptional accommodations, private rooms and cell and laptop allowance. Those searching to begin a new “Chapter” in addiction recovery are encouraged to contact the facility today.Media Contact
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