Based on recent statistics collected by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), residents of Great Britain seem to be changing their attitudes on the people’s drug alcohol. Despite the fact that alcohol marketing continues to boost throughout the region, the number of teetotalers (lifelong abstainers) has skyrocketed from 2005 onward. Even more interesting, frequent drinkers appear to be removing fewer and fewer drinks from their daily outings. However, Public Health England still confirms that alcohol is still a severe problem for residents throughout Great Britain. Let’s take a closer look at the British drinking problem in more detail.
The Issue of Binge Drinking
Based on recent ONS data, the following statistics were collected in regards to binge drinking:
- 29% of male residents took part in binge drinking.
- 26% of female residents took part in this same habit.
- 16 to 24-year olds reported this practice the most frequently.
Despite readouts showing that youthful people drink more, older adults suffer from the effects of this nasty drug more often than their younger counterparts. Even more interesting, and expected, people who live in low-income neighborhoods are hurt by alcohol more often than rich people.
The Problem with “Minimum Unit Pricing”
As part of its battle with the alcohol industry, the government of Scotland has introduced the use of minimum unit pricing, a system that prevents companies from selling alcoholic drinks any lower than 50p per unit of alcohol. Researchers have speculated that this new practice may potentially cut down on deaths stemming from alcohol and additional harms triggered by this drug.
Keep in mind that, although minimum unit pricing may be beneficial to Scotland, this system will not necessarily work in other parts of the United Kingdom.
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.