The problem with alcohol abuse is that it can begin too easily. In Orange County, CA it has been socially acceptable to drink at lunch, dinner at home and at social functions. Alcohol permeates practically all of the events and celebrations of our life. But for the person with alcohol dependency or alcoholism, alcohol rehab becomes a necessity if they are to survive and be happy.
The recreational use of alcohol easily spirals into alcohol abuse, alcohol dependency and alcoholism. These are all labels for the same thing – your alcohol use is creating problems in your life. Many in Orange County believe that need to drink to relax, escape or kill the pain but the only thing drinking will bring you is more problems and more pain. Guaranteed. If you haven’t already suffered consequences of lost relationships, work and career opportunities, health problems or involvement with the law, it’s just a matter of time. Now is the time to seek the help and expertise with an Interventionist who specializes in alcohol rehab.
Alcoholism has been defined as a disease by the American Medical Association in that it is chronic, debilitating and fatal if left untreated. Alcohol is responsible for nearly half of all automobile accidents in the United States. It is frequently a major contributor in domestic violence incidents, homicides and suicides. If you or a loved one are caught in the grip of alcoholism, don’t despair. We can help with their rehab.
I am dedicated to helping you get free from alcoholism and reclaim your life. The abuse of alcohol starts with trauma and/or loss in our lives. As an highly experienced Life Coach and counselor, I can show you an alcohol treatment program that combines the finest medical and clinical therapy available with advanced holistic treatment.
I offer professional intervention assistance, while providing several options for specialized inpatient alcohol treatment programs and transitional living programs. Let me help provides the tools and the support necessary to make a successful transition to recovery and a life filled with sobriety.
Jesse Jackson Jr’s long absence from public life is due his alcoholism in an Arizona rehab center, according to a report today from NBC Nightly News. However, Jackson’s office has responded that the Illinois Congressman is receiving “intensive medical treatment” for a “mood disorder”, the AP reports.
Either way, Jackson’s absence is going to take some explaining. He has on leave since June 10, for what his office originally described as “exhaustion”.
I have been dealing with all types of professionals who have need alcoholism intervention for years. It does not matter if you are a Congressmen or a housewife, the pressures and pains of life can drive one to a life of addiction. Having worked with some of the top people in Hollywood and in the business world, I know that we all have a breaking point that can lead to addiction.
As a intervention professional, I have worked with hundreds of those struggling with addiction, similar to what we now see occurring in today;s news with Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr.
Alcoholism Information and Statistics
- Alcohol dependence and abuse cost the US approximately $220 billion in 2005. For the sake of comparison, this was greater than the amount of money spent to combat cancer ($196 billion) and obesity ($133 billion).
- 25.9% of underage alcohol abusers (i.e. underage alcoholics) drink 47.3% of the total amount of alcohol consumed by drinkers under the legal age.
- Drinking excessively year after year may cause pancreatitis, or an inflamed pancreas. Side effects of pancreatitis include extreme abdominal pain and abnormal weight loss. These can lead to death.
- Alcoholism improves a drinker’s odds of developing cancer of the throat, larynx, liver, colon, kidneys, rectum, and esophagus. It may also contribute to immune system irregularities, brain damage, harming an unborn baby, and cirrhosis of the liver.
- An estimated 43% of US adults have had someone related to them who is presently, or was, an alcoholic.
- 3 million US citizens older than 60 abuse alcohol or require it to function normally.
- Close to three times the amount of US males (9.8 million) abuse, or are dependent upon, alcohol than females (3.9 million).
- A survey of over 450 American alcohol abusers revealed that the vast majority of them did not grow up with a father figure in their households.
- 6.6 million minors in the US live with an alcoholic mother or father.
- About 14 million US residents battle an alcohol addiction.
- Greater than 50% of grownups in the US have had knowledge of someone in their immediate family with an alcohol problem.
- Just under 13.8 million US adults have issues with alcohol, and 8.1 million of them officially suffer from alcoholism.
- People who have a good relationship with their spouses have an 8.9% probability of developing alcoholism over the course of their lifetime. Contrarily, 29.2% of adults who are living with a partner and have never married are likely to become alcoholics.
- Around a quarter of all children experience some form of alcoholism in their families before they turn 18.
- As the “baby boom” generation settles into retirement, alcoholism is becoming more prevalent among the elderly.
- Generally, employees who have divorced, separated, or never married are twice as likely to have alcohol problems as those who are married.
- It takes about 15 years for an adult to become a full-fledged alcoholic, but the process is sped up in teens and young adults.
- One out of every five alcoholics who attempt to stop drinking without medical intervention end up dying as a result of alcohol withdrawal delirium.
- In contrast with those who drink in moderation, people who abuse alcohol are estimated to spend anywhere from 1.5% to 18.7% of their total income on alcohol and alcohol-related products. This vast fluctuation is largely based on a person’s age and sex.
- People who live with an alcoholic take ten times the amount of sick leave than individuals who are not exposed to alcoholism. Four-fifths of them also claim their productivity on the job is reduced as a result of their living situation.
- 40% of alcoholism is passed down through the gene pool, while the other 60% stems from unknown circumstances.
- Studies show that the offspring of alcoholics have a greater chance of becoming alcoholics themselves than those whose parents are clean.
- A staggering half-a-million US children aged nine to 12 are addicted to alcohol.
Now is the time to reach out and help the ones you love that are suffering from alcoholism. Call me for a free consultation.
Behind every addict to alcohol, drugs or prescription medications there is always an awareness inside that is begging for help. While that voice is often repressed and confused by the haze of substance abuse, it is always present within the mind of an addict.
As an Intervention Counselor, the initial barrier of anxiety and denial, during an intervention for substance abuse, is the first stepping stone in the process that paves the way for that personal desire to finally pop up from the unawareness of one’s mind. The biggest reason why an individual continues their abuse of drugs and alcohol is simple: They are repressing some type of pain, either mental, physical or spiritual, and to break the habit is difficult as they have been abusing it for so long.
Addiction is both a mental and physical. The physical symptoms simply point out the mental state of the person, while the mental pain simply drives and continues the physical needs. Through the duration of addiction, the user’s body begins to wear down one’s resistance to reason and rationality. In the initial stages of intervention, we address the part of the person that wants to change deep down. The addiction is not something they really want and as an Intervention Counselor, I know that I can appeal to their inner power that wants to change and live again.
The careful application of my training routines is what allows myself to overcome of the walls to improvement, and is what makes a successful intervention possible. Intervention is designed to break-down the walls and let the addicted individual listen to the help offered of those helpful loved ones. In-turn, the addicted person can finally gain the strength to enter a rehab program that will allow themselves to truly heal.
There is no need to tolerate watching a loved one slowly consumed with addiction. Call today, as I can help as an Intervention Counselor here in Orange County, CA.