Landmark Recovery is proud to offer an extensive set of treatment options for those looking to detox from alcohol in Connecticut. Our goal is to save as many lives as possible in the next century starting with you. Let us help you get back on your feet to live the life you’ve always wanted to live.
Ethyl alcohol is the molecule we refer to as simply “alcohol”. Alcohol is rapidly and completely absorbed by the body in the intestines and stomach. When alcohol enters the bloodstream, it gets evenly distributed throughout the body. It can cross the blood-brain barrier almost immediately and completely freely. This is partly why drinking when you’re pregnant is so dangerous—it can infiltrate the fetus incredibly easy, and the blood alcohol concentration (BAC) will be the same as the mother’s.
Women have a tougher time at metabolizing alcohol due to a lower amount of alcohol-metabolizing enzymes compared to men. The CDC has recommended different amounts of alcohol in single setting drinking sessions: 1 for women and 2 for men daily.
The CDC also defines anything above the recommended moderate intake as excessive drinking. Excessive drinking can be binge drinking or heavy drinking. Binge drinking is done in a single sitting and is 4 or more drinks for women or 5 or more drinks per man. Here’s where the dramatic divide between the sexes appears: over a week-long period, heavy drinking is 8 drinks or more for women and 15 drinks or more for men. Even though about a third of Americans binge drink at least once per year, most binge drinkers aren’t alcohol dependent.
Alcohol has several side effects, ranging from slurred speech to slowed reflexes. If enough alcohol is drunk, you can get alcohol poisoning, requiring hospitalization. Alcohol acts as a CNS depressant on your system and a stimulant in smaller amounts. Long term alcohol abuse can damage the liver and harm your mental health. Tolerance can be gained to alcohol for short- and long-term users. Acute alcohol use increases the risk of developing liver cancer and can damage nerve cells in the body.
In the state of Connecticut, 64.73% of those 18 or older drink alcohol on a yearly basis. 30.25% of Nutmeggers binge drink. In the 18–25-year-old group, almost 50% of drinkers regularly binge drink. These numbers are close to the average in America.
At Landmark, we value holistic detox and treatment plans, which is why we go beyond the traditional detox and rehab. Our facilities offer both residential and outpatient services, including partial hospitalization if needed. Medication-assisted treatment is undertaken if a patient’s medical needs call for it. We make sure there are multiple paths toward recovery to achieve full and lasting recovery so we’re as effective as possible.
Holistic treatment includes therapy and counseling in different forms, along with 12-step programs like AA and NA. Once you graduate from our program, we give you access to a nationwide alumni program so you can connect with others in recovery and get the educational resources you need to win the day.
If you want to learn more about what Landmark can do for you, give us a call at (860) 485-7361 for more information on how Landmark Recovery is right for you.
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