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  • Raija Itzchaki

April 2022 is Alcohol Awareness Month

Most people who drink alcohol drink moderately. At the same time, alcohol-related problems are among the most significant public health issues in the United States. Alcohol use disorder (AUD) affects about 15 million adults in the U.S., and an estimated 88,000 people die from alcohol-related causes annually, making alcohol the third leading preventable cause of death in the nation.

Among U.S. Teens, even though national figures show a downward trend in the number of young people who use alcohol, alcohol remains the number one drug of choice for America’s youth, and is more likely to kill young people than all illegal drugs combined.

Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) is a medical diagnosis with the severity based on various criteria. But in simple terms, alcohol becomes a problem when it impacts your life in a negative way. Is your work life, or your relationships being affected by your drinking? Do you drink more than you intended? Are you drinking to drown your feelings or escape from your problems? Do you get anxious without a drink? If you answered yes to any of these questions, it may be time to rethink your alcohol consumption.

At GreenLifeIOP, we offer Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) and Outpatient Program (OP) treatment to adults suffering from substance abuse issues. Alcohol is the leading cause of substance abuse issues among our clients. At GreenLifeIOP, our evening programs allow you to continue with your life (work, studies) while attending our programs and getting help. Our programs provide group and individual therapy in a structured environment, led by professionals in substance abuse. You will learn, among other things, that substance abuse is a disease, you will learn coping skills to handle the stressors of life, and you will learn to dive deeply into the issues that actually lead you to substance abuse.

Discover a better life with GreenLife! We believe that Recovery is the opportunity to create a life of emotional balance where addictive substances and compulsive behaviors are no longer necessary. For more information, reach out to us at 954-968-9100.

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