The Super Bowl is one of the most celebrated days in sports, often involving a lot of food and alcohol. Some people spend Super Bowl Sunday drinking beer after beer with friends. Consumption of a large amount of alcohol in a short period of time is dangerous for multiple reasons. It can lead to alcoholism as well as alcohol poisoning. If you feel that binge drinking is something you engage in, treatment is available at Amtus Recovery Centers.
What Is Binge Drinking and Why Is It Bad?
Binge drinking is a term used to describe the consumption of a large amount of alcohol in a period of several hours. For women, this is four or more drinks. For men, it is five or more drinks. During the Super Bowl, consuming numerous alcoholic beverages can lead to a number of health problems such as:
- Damage to the kidneys and liver
- Intoxication impairing motor skill function
- Cognitive decline and memory loss
- Reckless behavior increasing the risk of accidents and injury
When binge drinking occurs, the body cannot process the amount of alcohol consumed. More of the alcohol reaches the brain as the body cannot filter it out fast enough. This is what creates the drinking buzz people feel. During binge drinking, the body is overloaded far beyond a simple buzz. This creates a higher risk of developing dependence and addiction.
Why Does Binge Drinking on Super Bowl Sunday Matter?
It may seem like the Super Bowl is just one day and should not matter. However, binge drinking typically occurs often. Those who engage in this type of alcohol consumption even just two times a month are at an increased risk of addiction and dependence.
When addiction occurs, it becomes hard to stop using. This may translate into more frequent instances of binge drinking. Over time, it can also lead to drinking more often during the week.
Super Bowl Sunday can sometimes be an eye-opener, too. It may be then that you realize you have less control over your alcohol consumption than you thought. You may feel cravings or an intense desire to drink more. This may mean it’s time to get some help.
You may benefit from treatment if you:
- Can’t stop drinking even though you want to
- Feeling cravings to drink more often
- Suffered alcohol poisoning from overconsumption previously
- Cannot control how much you are drinking
- Feeling withdrawal symptoms when you do not use
Withdrawal from alcohol addiction typically includes headaches, trouble sleeping, intense anxiety, and irrational thoughts. Some people feel more intense withdrawal, especially if they consume a large amount of alcohol frequently or have engaged in binge drinking for years.
How Can Our Team Offer Binge Drinking Help?
This Super Bowl Sunday, if you notice your desire to consume a large amount of alcohol or your inability to control how much you drink, recognize what’s really happening. In some cases, that may mean you’re struggling with addiction.
Our team is here to help you. We offer a range of treatment options designed to support whole-body healing from addiction. All you have to do is to reach out to us to learn how we can support you.
Some of our treatment programs include:
- Alcohol detox services
- Residential treatment programs
- Intensive outpatient programs
- Partial hospitalization program
- Outpatient treatment program
Ready for Change? Call TruHealing Centers Today
The Super Bowl should be fun and engaging, a time to relax with friends. Yet, Super Bowl Sunday may show you that it’s time to get help for binge drinking and alcoholism. Our team at Amtaus Recovery Centers wants to help. A comprehensive treatment program is available when you call [Direct] or connect with us online.