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The Need for Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings in Belpre, Ohio
Alcohol addiction is a serious problem across the nation. Alcoholics Anonymous has meetings near Belpre, Ohio for people who want help. Alcohol addiction can be broken.
Most people do not become addicted to alcohol overnight. It could start out as drinks with friends on social occasions. It could just be a glass of wine in the evening to unwind. Over time, it could grow into a problem.
According to the CDC, excessive alcohol use causes 95,000 deaths in the United States each year. Excessive alcohol use is:
- Heavy drinking- 8+ drinks per week for women, 15+ drinks per week for men.
- Binge drinking- 4+ drinks on one occasion for women, 5+ drinks on one occasion for men.
- Any alcohol use by a pregnant woman.
- Any alcohol use by anyone younger than 21.
Alcohol Use in Belpre, Ohio
Belpre is part of Washington county in Ohio. The Washington county community health needs assessment shows that 13.4% of the population reports that they drink alcohol excessively.
The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services website lists the results of yearly health surveys. Survey questions include how much a survey participant drinks alcohol. These numbers are for people aged 18 and older who reported they were binge drinking.
- In 2013 – 17.5%
- In 2014 – 18.0%
- In 2015 – 18.9%
- In 2016 – 18.4%
- In 2017 – 19.3%
In 2018 there were 294 drunk driving deaths in Ohio. That number represents 27.5% of all traffic deaths that year. In 71.1% of the drunk driving deaths the alcohol impaired person was over twice the legal limit. Most of those accidents involved repeat DUI offenders.
Additional alcohol related statistics for 2018:
- 20.4% of 12-20 year olds consumed alcohol in the past month.
- 13.3% of 12-20 year olds binge drank in the past month.
- 61 under 18 DUI arrests were made.
- 13,723 total DUI arrests were made.
Alcohol Addiction Treatment Options in Belpre, Ohio
Most people who successfully quit drinking alcohol had help, they did not do it alone. Attending professional outpatient rehab can help people understand why they were drinking. Then they can replace the behaviors with new coping strategies. There are many styles of therapy to choose from.
Sober living homes are also a good option. Here people live full time with other people who have stopped drinking. There is no alcohol or drugs allowed in the house. Residents need to attend outpatient therapy while staying there.
Traveling to Arizona for Rehab
Sometimes there are not many alcohol rehab options nearby. Finding the best therapy options for each person can require looking out of state. Traveling for rehab can give someone a chance to start over in a new environment. SpringBoard recovery wants to help each person get the treatment they need. Contact us today.