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If we were to ask you to choose a few “alcohol capitals” of the world, which cities would instantly pop into your head? Many of you might choose New York City or Los Angeles, some of the biggest metropolitan regions in America and, inarguably, some havens for partying. On the other hand, some of you might consider Sydney or England, where alcohol tends to flow through the streets due to deeply-ingrained alcohol culture. However, what if we were to tell you that 2017’s seat of alcohol use was just a two-hour drive away from our fair city of LA? Here is why sunny San Diego is a bonafide booze capital.
Breaking Records across the Map
In comparison to other American cities, our southernmost metro giant San Diego hit the #1 spot in terms of alcohol consumption. In fact, a study conducted by the Delphi Behavioral Health Group confirmed that San Diego resident spent more money on booze than any other metropolitan city in our country as of 2017. For the record, each local blew an estimated $1,112 on alcoholic drinks, with Seattle residents trailing at a close second with $986 per person.
Americans Love Booze
Now, consider the fact that out of all Americans, 80% of total purchases constituted alcoholic drinks. Housing ranked at 33%, tailed by transportation at 15.8% and food at 12.6%. On that note, the Delphi Behavioral Health Group also reports that money spent on alcohol has boosted by a staggering 57% since 1996, meaning the average American is spending about $175 more on alcohol than they did a few decades ago.
So which Americans are blowing this much money? According to Delphi, the majority of people are about 45 to 54 years of age.
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.