Looking for an effective rehab regimen for alcohol abuse in Connecticut? Landmark Recovery has your back. We offer the most robust, well-rounded treatment programs in the nation right here in New London.
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.
Alcohol rehab can be a bit of a system shock, but Landmark Recovery is prepared to make your time with us as effective and smooth as possible. We offer inpatient, outpatient, and partial hospitalization treatment, and medication-assisted treatment for cases when an extra boost is needed to get you over the hill.
At our facilities, we offer 12-step programs like AA and NA to help maximize gains made during alcohol rehab. To ensure our treatment is holistic, we also provide therapy and counseling sessions so we can treat the root causes of drug addiction. Once you graduate from our facility, you’ll get access to an alumni program with a myriad of educational resources.
To learn more about how Landmark Recovery can help you in your journey toward sobriety and a substance-free lifestyle, give us a call at (860) 485-7361. We’re here to make it as easy as possible to achieve your goals and dreams. Let’s make some magic happen.
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