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Understanding Alcoholism

UNDERSTANDING ALCOHOLISM Sobering Statistics About Alcohol Abuse 51.5% of people ages 18+ are regular drinkers 15 million Americans are alcoholics =1 million 6% of college students are alcohol-dependent 599,000 alcohol-related injuries occur annually in the U.S. Alcoholism by the Numbers: Defining Problem Drinking 1. HEAVY DRINKING Men: 2 drinks Women: 1 drink daily/14 weekly daily/7 weekly 2. BINGE DRINKING .08%+ BẮC (Blood Alcohol Concentration) Women: 4+ drinks in 2 hours Men: 5+ drinks in 2 hours 5 Symptoms of Alcohol Abuse 1. Withdrawal symptoms when not drinking 2. Hiding drinking from family or friends 3. Alcohol-related work or relationship problems | 4. Increased tolerance to alcohol 5. Alcohol-related legal or financial issues Hope After Heavy Drinking: Take the Next Steps 1. SEEK EMERGENCY MEDICAL CARE FOR SEVERE WITHDRAWAL SYMPTOMS Hallucinations Seizures Fever 2. EXPLORE TREATMENT OPTIONS Rehab Self-help programs 3. BUILD A SOBER SUPPORT NETWORK Having supportive family and friends increases odds of success Getting support from another recovering alcoholic can also help 4. PREPARE FOR LIFE AFTER DRINKING Avoid places where you used to drink Have a stress management plan RIVER OAKS EMERGENCY CENTER 24HR A Department of First Street Haspital Infographic provided by: River Oaks Emergency Center www.riveroaksemergencyhouston.com Sources: http://www.helpguide.org/mental/alcohol_abuse_alcoholism_signs_effects_treatment.htm http://www.cdc.gov/alcohol/faqs.htm#excessivealcohol http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/alcohol.htm http://alcoholismstatistics.net/ DHDHDHDH 어머 D DHDH DI

Understanding Alcoholism

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