Planning Sober Summer Events | Victorville Drug Addictions & Rehabilitation

Planning Sober Summer Events

Whether individuals have gone through alcohol addiction themselves or know someone who has, a sober party is a good option to remove temptation from the path of those who are most likely to fall back into unhealthy drinking habits. In fact, many people who have overcome alcohol addiction have never let those close to them…

Dangers of Binge Drinking | High Desert First Step Addiction Treatment

Dangers of Binge Drinking

Binge drinking is defined as drinking enough alcohol to bring one’s blood alcohol level to at least 0.08 grams percent. The CDC lists some of the following disturbing statistics about binge drinking that show how prevalent it is. (https://www.cdc.gov/alcohol/fact-sheets/binge-drinking.htm) Approximately 17% of American adults binge drink four times per month. Binge drinking is more common…

April Is Alcohol Awareness Month | Victorville Addiction & Rehabilitation

April Is Alcohol Awareness Month

The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence supports Alcohol Awareness Month every April. During this month, the organization focuses on removing the stigma from alcoholism, allowing those who have real problems with alcohol addiction to find life-changing care. In addition, the NCADD focuses on educating the public each April about what alcoholism is and…

Seniors and Alcoholism | Victorville Addiction Recovery & Treatment Center

Seniors and Alcoholism

It is hard to imagine very many elderly people as having problems with alcohol, such as unhealthy dependencies. However, it is certainly the case, especially among those who already have other chronic health problems. A recent report out of the University of Georgia that was published in the American Geriatrics Society Journal studied over 1,500…

What Is Blood Alcohol Level? | Victorville First Step Recovery Rehabilitation

What Is Blood Alcohol Level?

A blood alcohol level is also called blood alcohol concentration or blood ethanol concentration. It is used to show individuals how much alcohol is in their bloodstream at a particular time. It is often used by police officers who suspect individuals of being legally drunk or who suspect underage individuals of drinking or by doctors…