Alcohol Abuse on the Rise, Warns Chapters Capistrano

Recent studies reveal alcohol abuse is a growing problem, says Chapters Capistrano, and it’s time to fight back and encourage treatment.

In recent months there has been a great deal of focus on prescription painkiller abuse and heroin use. There has been a push to enhance monitoring and improve drug databases and tracking systems. While this change is important, the threat of alcoholism remains a significant problem as well. Chapters Capistrano, a California rehab center, has released a statement to the press regarding the growing concern over alcohol-related fatalities and alcoholism.

“Although drinking is legal if you’re over 21, that doesn’t make it safe,” says Susie Shea, co-owner of Chapters Capistrano. “Many people put their lives and the lives of others at risk through heavy drinking. They may not realize how much they’ve actually consumed and the toll it’s taking on their health and judgment.”

According to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), alcohol-related deaths in the United States rose 37 percent from 2002 to 2014.  In 2014, there were more than 30,700 deaths from alcohol-related causes. This includes cirrhosis of the liver and alcohol poisoning, but not deaths related to drunk driving. This data puts alcohol-related deaths higher than those from heroin and prescription painkillers combined.

“It is a serious problem, and one that is worsening rather than improving,” says Shea. “It is critical for people to be more aware of their drinking habits and the dangers of excessive drinking. We need to increase education and continue breaking down stigmas that prevent people from seeking treatment. Heavy drinking shouldn’t be the norm, or a go-to way of coping with challenging situations.”

According to research by Philip J. Cook, a Duke University professor who studies alcohol consumption patterns and their effects, “the top 10% of American drinkers consume close to 74 drinks a week on average. Drinking at this rate is linked to a range of health complications, including cirrhosis, cancer, brain damage, drunk driving and other accident fatalities.”

“But you don’t have to drink that much to feel the negative effects,” notes Shea. “Even moderate drinking can take a toll. Treatment at an executive rehab facility can help you to turn your life around and reverse some of the effects. You can focus on how you want to live your life, not how alcohol is driving you to live it. Set a positive example for your children by showing them that you’re taking your health and wellbeing seriously and will not become a victim of alcohol-related death.” Chapters Capistrano offers customized treatment plans that meet clients’ individual needs and helps them discover what works best for their recovery. Shea reminds people that it’s not too late to seek help and change their future.


Chapters Capistrano is a luxury drug and alcohol treatment center located in the city of San Clemente in Orange County, California, with two beautiful ocean-view homes. Specializing in all types of substance abuse, Chapters offers flexible treatment programs that are designed to offer greater confidence in addiction recovery. With a thorough approach to detox, counseling and mental health, this center has delivered many success stories. In addition to offering alternative approaches to conventional recovery, Chapters is also recognized for providing guest comfort with exceptional accommodations, private rooms and cell and laptop allowance. Those searching to begin a new “Chapter” in addiction recovery are encouraged to contact the facility today.

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