When it comes to vacation spots in our lovely United States, besides Florida and the rest of the Gulf Coast, we can guarantee that some of you have fallen in love with Hawaii. With its dense green jungles, exotic wildlife, and volcanic beaches, these islands have features that are unlike any other place in our country. In fact, it’s sometimes hard to believe that such a beautiful tropical paradise so far away from the U.S. is, in many ways, still “home.” Of course, with the onslaught of vacationers and parties in the Aloha State, you can guarantee that alcohol is going to flow as freely as poi at a luau. Let’s take a closer look at why Hawaiian residents have a deep love for alcohol.
8th in Line for the Award
As shocking (or possibly not shocking) as this may sound, Hawaii ranks eighth among the drunkest states in the U.S., according to a 2018 study by 24/7 Wall Street. Among the islands, the Kahului, Wailuku, and Lahaina regions of Maui are the epicenters for this booze consumption. As the study reveals, about 20.5% of adults who live in Hawaii are problem drinkers, topping the U.S. national average of 18%. Unsurprisingly, the state boasts a rate of 38% for alcohol-related motor vehicle fatalities.
An Oxymoronic Package
So why do so many Hawaiians drink a ton of booze? Ultimately, many people who call the islands “home” have an average household income of $74,511, which may prove why a large percentage of Hawaiians consume alcohol in dangerous quantities. Remember: many brands of alcohol can be ridiculously expensive.
On the flip side, though, Hawaii tends to be one of the healthiest states in our country. Only 13.1% of adults suffer from moderate to poor health, while 22.3% are clinically obese.
Seeking Treatment for Alcohol Abuse or Alcoholism
Alcohol withdrawal can easily be one of the most frightening aspects of healing. During the course of the recovery process, you will suffer from minor to severe symptoms that may include night sweats, hallucinations, fevers, anxiety, and sadness, but always remember that you can find the strength to overcome these problems. However, you must always seek medical attention when you have decided to cut ties with alcohol, as the withdrawal process can be notoriously dangerous. Never attempt to do this without the supervision of a trained specialist.
If you are suffering from a severe case of alcoholism or alcohol abuse, or have a friend or loved one who is coping with this illness, get in touch with Asana Recovery today. Our professional team of counselors and healthcare experts will help you endure the painful process of alcohol withdrawal and detox and guide you along the rocky road of rehabilitation. Soon enough, you will experience a faster and much more efficient recovery.
If you want to find out more about our residential treatment or supervised detoxification/withdrawal programs or enroll in one of these programs today, we are ready and waiting to speak with you at your leisure and your disclosure. Call Asana now at (949) 438-4504 to learn how you can overcome your mental illness and take an extra step toward becoming a healthier person.