High School Senior Binge Drinking a Growing National Epidemic

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A new report finds that more than 20% of high school seniors binge drink, which is commonly defined as four or more drinks for women and five or more drinks for men. Regardless of age, those who suffer from alcohol abuse should contact a qualified detox center like Harbor Village.

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“Without proper care and treatment from a certified detox facility, alcohol abuse can evolve into a serious dependency. Receive the care you need and get on the path to recovery,” said Robert Niznik, Harbor Village CEO.

As reported by ScienceDaily on 9/16 in their news article titled, Binge Drinking: Five or More Drinks Common for High School Seniors, Some Drink More, that Megan E. Patrick, Ph.D. of the University of Michigan Ann Arbor and colleagues conducted research involving 16,332 high school seniors to study how common binge drinking (five or more drinks) and extreme binge drinking of 15 or more drinks was with this particular group. It is generally agreed that a drink is 12 ounces of beer, four ounces of wine, a 12-ounce wine cooler, a mixed drink or a shot glass of liquor. It was found that 20.2% of seniors reported binge drinking (five or more drinks in a row) in the past two weeks, while 10.5% had consumed 10 or more drinks and 5.6% consumed 15 or more drinks.

The survey used a nationally representative sample, which consisted of 52.3% female, 64.5% white, 11% black, 13.1% Hispanic and 11.5% of other race/ethnicity.

Those who feel they are experiencing a problem with alcohol abuse should seek qualified medical help by contacting a certified detox center such as Harbor Village. At Harbor Village, a premier alcoholism treatment center located in beautiful Miami, Florida, clients can check in anonymously and receive private alcohol treatment tailored specifically to their needs. Each client enjoys a very comfortable stay in a state-of-the-art environment. Accommodations include an attractively furnished suite, 30,000-square-foot outdoor lounge area, spa, salon, massage and acupuncture services, Netflix and Internet access, healthy, gourmet dining, limo pickup and transportation to anywhere in Florida and personalized care from the attentive staff.

According to the news story, Binge Drinking: Five or More Drinks Common for High School Seniors, Some Drink More, young men were more likely than young women to be binge drinkers, as were white compared to black students.

“Without proper care and treatment from a certified detox facility, alcohol abuse can evolve into a serious dependency. Receive the care you need and get on the path to recovery,” said Robert Niznik, Harbor Village CEO.

For more information, visit: http://harborvillageflorida.com, or call the 24/7 hotline at 1-855-338-6900.

Media Contact: 
Robert Niznik 
Harbor Village 
Miami, FL 
305-999-5728 
robert(at)harborvillageflorida(dot)com

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