Friday, August 12, 2011

Changing the Dangerous Binge-drinking Patterns in Iowa

Binge drinking, or the excessive use of alcohol, has been linked to many deaths, accidents and severe health problems such as alcohol poisoning and liver disease. Furthermore, within the past decade it has become the main focus of Drug and Alcohol Dependency Services, which is funded by state grants in order to hire trained individuals to monitor alcohol abuse patterns within troubled counties across the nation.

According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 75 % of the alcohol consumed by adults in the United States is in the form of binge drinks.

Scott Gooding was hired in Lee County, Iowa to help reduce adult and teen binge drinking. His three year position at Alcohol and Drug Dependency Services is funded by a State Prevention Enhancement Grant from Iowa’s Department of Public Health.

Gooding says he’ll be looking at” local ordinances, advertising and social availability of alcohol in the area” in order to change the dangerous binge-drinking patterns amongst the residents of Lee County, which rank 10th place on the list of Iowa’s top 23 counties with alcohol-related issues.

For more information on teen binge drinking, alcoholism problems and treatment visit Inspirations Teen Rehab.

Addiction and Behavior Treatment for Teens: 1-888-757-6237

Addiction Treatment for adults and young adults: 1-888-387-6237

1 comment:

  1. I do hope that it would be successful and spread the success throughout the nation so that our teens would not waste their live on a very dangerous vice namely: alcohol addiction. I do hope that teens will respond positively. Glad that they can get help immediately. A resource I found useful to help them: help for teens