DARA Responds To International Trends in Binge Drinking

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As a reputable international facility for providing professional care that meets current needs, DARA has designed an infographic to illustrate the results of this research. The center, with locations in Koh Chang and Chanthaburi, responds to needs of individuals worldwide who struggle with addiction.

Recent studies in the United States, the United Kingdom and other international locations have shown a rise in binge drinking among certain populations and specific locations. Researchers, who have noticed a consistent link between binge drinking and depression, are continuing to examine trends and evidence to help facilitate health care treatment to meet current needs. DARA Thailand, a highly reputable drug and alcohol treatment facility with locations in Koh Chang and Chanthaburi, has begun an immediate response to this information. In an infographic intended to reach out to its clients and potential clients worldwide, DARA has encapsulated the connections between binge drinking and depression. Highly trained therapists, counselors and medical professionals at DARA’s treatment centers are prepared to help clients affected by these conditions.

An article in the American Journal of Public Health reports that levels of binge drinking have increased in recent years. Areas of the United States showing more heavy drinking include New England, the Pacific coast and northern parts of the Midwest. Many factors contribute to statistics of alcohol consumption, including economics, education and availability of alcohol. England, in particular among the British Isles, has noticed an alarming rise in binge drinking, particularly among pregnant women. International statistics show many nations, not limited to those stereotypically associated with heavy drinking, share concern about increased levels of alcohol consumption. DARA’s crossroads location between Europe and Asia is ideal for treating people who suffer from alcohol abuse.

DARA’s new infographic defines binge drinking as a “particularly dangerous pattern of alcohol consumption” in which individuals deliberately become intoxicated from an excessive amount of alcohol in a short amount of time. Binge drinking contributes to depression, according to the infographic, because of regrets over shameful behaviors while intoxicated, a desire to hide from symptoms of depression and harm to the body and mind. Intoxication also tends to increase chances of impulsiveness, including a higher risk of committing suicide. Symptoms of depression listed on the infographic include some of the following:

  •     Feeling drained of energy
  •     Inability to sleep well
  •     Turning to alcohol, drugs and food for comfort
  •     Pessimism about the future
  •     Difficulty with concentration
  •     Low self-esteem
  •     Feelings of disassociation from the world
  •     Sad nostalgia of the past

By turning to alcohol as a way to self-medicate symptoms like these, people set themselves up for a vicious cycle of binge drinking, leading to a downward spiral into addiction. DARA recommends taking action to stop the cycle before it reaches the tragic results of suicide or alcoholic death. Steps include:

  •     Meeting with a physician to discuss the symptoms and prepare a plan of treatment
  •     Abstaining from drinking, including entering rehab for help and support
  •     Working with doctors on drug therapies as needed
  •     Engaging in psychotherapy to address underlying issues

About DARA:
DARA is the leading provider of addiction rehab in Southeast Asia. Located in eastern Thailand, Drug and Alcohol Rehab Asia offers the highest level of treatment to individuals struggling with drug or alcohol addiction. The treatment center uses a holistic approach to recovery, integrating meditation and therapy with relaxation and recreation. DARA is located on a tropical island with a resort-like atmosphere, and its programs make use of its beautiful climate and location. Most importantly, the professional staff at DARA is dedicated to helping clients learn how to become sober and to stay substance free. To learn more about DARA, visit http://DARArehab.com.

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