Billions lost due to alcohol abuse

Alcohol abuse costs taxpayers billions

WASHINGTON DC 10/21/2011 12:50 PM GMT (TransWorldNews)

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The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently published a report in the November 2011 issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine which indicates that the impact of alcohol abuse costs the US economy nearly $225 billion annually. Of that $225 billion per year, the CDC has estimated that federal and local governments pay nearly $135 billion annually for health care costs.

“This CDC report shows that most of the costs come from binge drinking, which is a dangerous problem facing many underage and college age young adults,” begins a spokesperson for Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center. “For that reason alone, combating binge drinking should be one of the number one issues that the public confronts and deals with immediately.”

Seventy-two percent of the costs due to alcohol abuse came from lost workplace productivity, and 11 percent came from direct health care costs; nearly 10 percent of the costs associated with alcohol abuse came from increased law enforcement expenses.

Binge drinking is defined as consuming 4 or more drinks at a time for women and 5 or more drinks at a time for men. It’s a growing problem that is often associated with underage and college-age drinkers, but can affect any given demographic. If you or a loved one suspect that someone in your life has a problem with binge drinking, alcoholism or any other type of substance abuse, Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center can assist you in helping them begin the journey to recovery and living a life of sobriety.

Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center is a modern drug rehab facility that is skilled in serving a variety of clients with various addictions and in varying stages of addiction. The caring, compassionate team is made up of licensed and certified social workers and counselors who have extensive experience and specialty in the addiction treatment field. In addition, the staff includes a Nurse Practitioner, as well as a Registered Nurse, both of whom also have specializations and experience within the field of addiction treatment and alcohol rehab.

Mountainside also provides services for those individuals who come to them with dual diagnoses and require the services of a Psychiatrist to help conquer the unique challenges that dual diagnosis brings.

For the past 13 years, Mountainside has established itself as an innovator within the addiction treatment field, and the treatment modalities Mountainside utilizes are regarded as among the most cutting-edge approaches in helping individuals to get, and to remain, sober. As a result of their unique, innovative approaches to addiction treatment, Mountainside has become the model for the addiction treatment field.

The program, along with its professional addiction treatment team, have earned national recognition and resulted in Mountainside being invited to Washington by the White House to meet with the White House Drug Czar, John P. Walters, for an in-depth meeting on what makes its program so successful. These accolades did not go unnoticed within the addiction treatment field and resulted in the adoption by many throughout the country of a more holistic approach to drug addiction treatment.

If you or someone you love is addicted to drugs or alcohol, or if you have any questions, please contact Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center for a confidential inquiry at 800-762-5433.

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