When it comes to the United States of America, we are a bit of a mixed bag in terms of our total alcohol consumption. On one hand, certain areas of the country are dry, preferring life without the tang of booze or a clouded mind. However, on the flip side, you might just find yourself in a spot where drinking is not only popular but is also beloved by the public. For such a place, you don’t need to look any further than Illinois, a state that has earned a spot as a binge-drinking capital. So how bad is the booze-toting in the Land of Lincoln? Let’s take a closer look and find out.
One of the Top 5
Reports indicate the Illinoisans love to drink so much that they have unknowingly put their home state on the list of the top two booze hot spots in America. In fact, in the report “Drinking in America,” provided by Detox.net, Illinois is part of the Binge Drinking Belt, a collection of states whose residents are obsessed with partaking in binge drinking (hence the name). Here is a ranking of the states in this region of the U.S.:
- North Dakota
- Washington D.C.
No Heavy Drinking Here
Medical professionals speculate that 50% of all alcohol consumed by Americans is drunk during binge sessions. Both the young and old of our country partake in this dangerous habit, during which a person consumes more than the safe amount of standard drinks in a day.
Despite appearing on the binge drinking charts, Illinois does not boast a horde of heavy drinkers. States that have claimed this title include Wisconsin, Vermont, and Montana, while our capital of Washington D.C. once again makes an appearance.
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.