When you live in a steel jungle populated by millions of people, you tend to experience some pretty weird and bizarre events once in a while. Nerves of steel and a strong head are required to live in such a chaotic place, but, in the whirlwind of lights, cars, and parties, certain activities tend to slip under the radar, so to speak. Let’s just say that a lot of insanity takes place in a city that never sleeps. Take, for example, the lineup of bars that always seem to make it into NYC’s Happy Hour. Let’s take a closer look at the dangerous subtlety of problem drinking in New York City.

Living in the “Gray Zone”


According to a documentary filmmaker who worked in NYC, people can easily run around from one bar to another without anyone taking a second glance, mostly because residents tend to live a gray zone. Celebrities, writers, businessmen, and a horde of people can take part in social drinking that quickly escalates into problem drinking, and no one is the wiser. Why is that the case?

No Red Flags

Simply put, unlike other smaller cities, New York City doesn’t have a ton of red flags that these other places provide. What do we mean by that, exactly? Simply put, not a lot of residents drive in the Big Apple, meaning the chances of noticing a drunk driver are slim to none (unless a taxi driver or an Uber operator is visibly tipsy). In New York City, DWIs aren’t going to serve as a way of “seeing the light,” so much as other places.

In a sense, New Yorkers have to rely on good old-fashioned wit and a sharp eye for drunken behavior to determine if they are in any danger from others or themselves.

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.