A recent study by JAMA Psychiatry estimates that one out of every eight Americans struggles with alcohol abuse. As a man, are your drinking habits affecting your home or work life? Additionally, is it difficult for you to stop drinking?
People are beginning to drink more alcohol in the United States at drastic rates. The numbers are staggering, which is why it's important to recognize if you have a problem.
Alcohol Abuse Data and Numbers
According to JAMA, alcohol use disorders have risen by almost 50% since 2002. Consequently, nearly 13% of the population currently faces alcohol abuse issues.
When broken down even further, individuals that are 65 years of age or older saw almost a 107% increase in alcohol use disorders. For 45–65-year-olds, the numbers grew dramatically by nearly 82%.
These numbers are concerning for a variety of reasons, including the current rise in substance abuse. With both drug and alcohol addiction on the rise, proper care and support are immensely important.
Side Effects of Alcohol Abuse
Alcohol effects vary depending on short-term and long-term abuse. Short-term effects can range from drowsiness to slurred speech and a lower body temperature. Sickness, nausea, and vomiting are common with excessive alcohol intake.
Long-term effects are much more concerning and threatening. For starters, depression is a common side effect. Furthermore, your long-term drinking habits could lead to liver disease, cancer, pancreatitis, and other diseases.
How Serenity Lodge Can Help
Located in California, Serenity Lodge goes to great lengths to create a comforting and encouraging environment for males seeking addiction recovery.
Alcohol treatment and recovery is a process that requires focus, patience, and peace of mind. Our facilities and amenities will give you just that, with the strength and courage to overcome your addiction.
Our private rooms include queen beds, TVs, kitchens, and laundry facilities. Other amenities at Serenity Lodge include:
- 1,500 sq. ft. gym
- Basketball, racquetball, billiards, ping pong
- Hiking trails
- Music room and recording studio
You can also spend time at our meditation pyramid to reflect or our 12-person sauna. Visit our library to continue your studies or enjoy activities such as sand volleyball.
Programs at Serenity Lodge
Our addiction treatment programs at Serenity Lodge will encourage you during the recovery process. Each program will be specific to your circumstances and needs to ensure the best strategy is in place. We offer:
- Residential inpatient
- Dual diagnosis treatment
- 12-step program resources
- Beneficial addiction therapy approaches