Alcohol is commonly consumed by most people for a variety of reasons. When people gather, they tend to serve and drink beer, wine, or mixed drinks with liquor. Other people prefer to drink alone to de-stress or drown away their troubles and sorrows. No matter the reason, alcohol plays a part in almost everyone’s lives.
North Lauderdale, Florida, is a small city of 44,391 residents. It is located in Broward County, which is at the southern end of the state. The county alcohol sale laws are fairly liberal. Local alcohol sales can be made every day of the week, mostly from 8 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Beer and wine are sold in grocery stores, convenience marts, bulk warehouse clubs, and other retail establishments. Bars and restaurants can serve alcohol, including mixed drinks with liquor, in that same time span. This makes it easy and convenient for anyone to purchase alcohol. It also can cause a casual drinker to become someone with alcohol use disorder (AUD).
The Mayo Clinic defines alcohol use disorder as a “pattern of alcohol use that involves problems controlling your drinking, being preoccupied with alcohol, continuing to use alcohol even when it causes problems, having to drink more to get the same effect, or having withdrawal symptoms when you rapidly decrease or stop drinking.”
If this definition seems to fit you or someone you care about, alcohol rehab in the North Lauderdale, Florida, area might be a smart choice.
Broward County is a large and expansive county, and it also is well-experienced in dealing with alcohol-related problems. Alcohol abuse was the third leading reason people entered substance use treatment from 2011 to 2013, according to a county health report from 2019.
Unsettling data from the same report notes that almost 30 percent of county high-school students were drinking alcohol in 2013. Nearly 18 percent had their first alcoholic drink before age 13. Twenty-two percent of students stated they used alcohol before their last sexual intercourse, and close to 21 percent rode in a vehicle with someone who had been drinking.
The report also indicates that teenage binge drinking is down, as is driving after drinking.
A report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration stated that 814 people died in the state from car accidents caused by drunk driving in Florida in 2018. That’s slightly less than the 841 people who died due to drunk driving the year before, as news station WJCT reports.
Florida famously called “The Sunshine State” for its perpetually sunny and warm weather is widely known as one of the best places for alcohol rehab. One of the reasons for this is because “The Florida Model” of addiction treatment was born here.
This model employs a stepped approach for treatment in which patients are admitted based on what their level of addiction is and provides a gradual path to recovery. It has been found to be an effective approach for those undergoing alcohol rehab treatment.
Arete Recovery, also located in South Florida, offers a comfortable environment in which to detox and begin recovering from alcohol abuse.
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Addiction, which is characterized as a chronic disorder of the brain, is treatable. When patients are admitted, they are given an assessment and begin the continuum of care, as explained by the American Society of Addiction Medicine.
Neighborhood Scout. North Lauderdale, FL Demographic Data. Retrieved from https://www.neighborhoodscout.com/fl/north-lauderdale/demographics
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Mayo Clinic. Alcohol Use Disorder. Overview. Retrieved from https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/alcohol-use-disorder/symptoms-causes/syc-20369243
Broward County. BROWARD REGIONAL HEALTH PLANNING COUNCIL | CHAPTER II: HEALTH STATUS. BEHAVIORAL HEALTH. Table 9. Summary of Behavioral Health Risks for Adults, 2013. Alcohol Consumption. Adults who engage in heavy or binge drinking. Retrieved from http://broward.floridahealth.gov/programs-and-services/community-health-planning-and-statistics/community-health-planning/_documents/community-health-status-profile-092015.pdf
WJCT. ( 2019, October 29) Drunk Driving Deaths Are Down In Florida. Kheireddine, M. Retrieved from https://news.wjct.org/post/drunk-driving-deaths-are-down-florida
American Society of Addiction Medicine. (2015, May 13) ASAM Continuum. Knowledge Base. What are the ASAM Levels of Care? Retrieved from https://www.asamcontinuum.org/knowledgebase/what-are-the-asam-levels-of-care/