Alcohol-Related Crime Statistics

Alcohol-Related Crime Statistics

Statistics Show that Alcohol is a Factor in Numerous Crimes According to studies across the globe, alcohol is a contributing factor in numerous crimes from drunk driving to homicide.  Alcohol has a direct correlation with an increase in the propensity towards violence and aggressive behavior.  Consuming heavy amounts of alcohol can do irreparable harm to yourself and others.  Some of the most common crimes committed while under the influence of alcohol include: Driving under the influence (DUI) Domestic Violence Battery Assault Child Endangerment Homicide Sexual Assault Child Abuse It is imperative that a person suffering from a substance use disorder with alcohol or another drug, seek help immediately.  There are treatment options.  According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD), on average each year  37% of rapes and sexual assaults involve alcohol consumption by the perpetrator.  Additionally, alcohol is involved in 15% of robberies and 27% of...

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Holiday Challenges for those Recovering from Alcohol Addiction

Holiday Challenges for those Recovering from Alcohol Addiction

Setting Realistic Goals for Your Sobriety This Holiday Season With Christmas only weeks away, many families are gearing up for festivities.  The holidays can be a joyous time, but it can also be very stressful.  Over the last few weeks of the year, there is an influx of visitors, get-togethers and temptation for those recovering from addiction.  Relapse is common during the holidays.  Common triggers include stress, proximity and access to alcohol, anxiety and depression.  All of these are common around the holiday season regardless of whether you are in recovery or struggling with a dependence on alcohol.  It is important to understand your triggers, being open and honest with your loved ones and your support team. Those in early recovery from addiction often have the hardest time preventing relapse during the holidays.  It is important to set realistic goals and to always plan ahead.  Many times, people are unaware...

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New Study Shows Ketamine Could Be Key to Reducing Heavy Drinking

New Study Shows Ketamine Could Be Key to Reducing Heavy Drinking

Study out of University College London Shows Ketamine Could Reduce Urge to Drink According to an article recently published by Science News, a new trial out of University College London shows that Ketamine may help to reduce the urge to drink alcohol.  Ketamine, a sedative and anesthetic, is known to have a hallucinogenic response.  Nature Communications published the findings of the trial aimed at reducing harmful drinking, alcohol and substance use disorders.  The trial focused on “targeted memory rewriting.”  Scientists conducting the study showed that “maladaptive reward memories (MRMs)” may be one culprit in overconsumption disorders.  Thus, disrupting these MRMs could be the key to reducing a person’s urge to drink.   The trial concluded “that intravenous ketamine following the brief retrieval of maladaptive cue-alcohol memories produced a comprehensive reduction in the reinforcing effects of alcohol among harmful drinkers.” While there still need to be more studies to show how effective...

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Alcohol Dependence and Financial Troubles

Alcohol Dependence and Financial Troubles

The Toll Alcohol Can Have on Your Finances Alcohol addiction can have devastating consequences on nearly every aspect of your life including your health, your relationships and your finances.  Many people fail to see how much that alcohol dependence affects your overall financial well-being. Purchasing alcohol.  Alcohol in and of itself is expensive.  Excessive drinking can cost a couple of hundred dollars per month if not more.  Alcohol is also heavily taxed, adding to the already high cost. Loss of job. Heavy drinking can also cause you to lose your job or be unable to maintain steady employment.  If you cannot get to work on time or are unable to perform your job, you will likely not remain employed for long.  Alcohol can have a direct impact on your ability to perform daily tasks and remain employed. Health risks.  Excessive alcohol consumption can result in a significant increase in your...

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Alcohol Consumption Statistics

Alcohol Consumption Statistics

The Latest Data on Alcohol Consumption Across the Globe According to Our World in Data, alcohol consumption is responsible for “2.8 million premature deaths per year” across the globe.  Countries with the largest amount of alcohol consumption per person include the Czech Republic, Lithuania and Moldova.  According to the most recent data collected and released by the agency, 54% of adults surveyed in the United States drank alcohol, 16.9% admitted to binge drinking and 6.9% admitted to heavy drinking within the previous 30-day period.  Research indicates that heavy alcohol consumption and binge drinking has the greatest health risks. Excessive alcohol use and alcohol dependence can lead to a condition known as Alcohol Use Disorder.  Alcohol Use Disorder is a serious condition which has many health risks including premature death.  Studies show that an “estimated 1.4 percent of the population have an alcohol use disorder.”  Males were significantly more likely to...

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