Alcoholism in the U.S.
Excessive alcohol consumption is not a new issue. However, it is an issue that has gotten significantly more severe since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to NIAAA, 85.6 percent of Americans admit to drinking alcohol at least once over the course of their lives. In 2019, 25.8 percent of people over the age of 18 admitted to binge drinking at least once over the course of the past month. Binge drinking refers to a pattern of alcohol consumption which involves drinking five or more alcoholic beverages in one sitting for men, or four or more alcoholic beverages in one sitting for women.
The 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health determined roughly 14.5 million Americans over the age of 12 suffered from a diagnosable alcohol use disorder. However, only about 7.2 percent of those who struggled with alcoholism sought professional treatment. The amount of people struggling with alcoholism has always been disproportionate to the amount of people seeking treatment, and the pandemic has only made seeking professional care more difficult. The good news is recovery resources are readily available throughout the country.
At Guardian IOP we have developed an alcohol addiction treatment program geared towards helping people of all ages and in all demographics overcome alcohol dependence and go on to lead the healthy and fulfilling lives they deserve. We offer flexible and effective treatment options which consistently take the unique needs of each individual client into careful account. To learn more about our integrated treatment program, today.