In the state of Oregon, more than 1,000 people die because of alcohol and causes related to it. The Oregon Health Authority addiction graphs point to the fact that, adult alcohol consumption in the state is higher than the average drinking percentage of the continent for all age group starting from 18 years. The frequency and intensity of underage drinking in Oregon is more alarming as it is rising continuously. The data collected by Oregon Healthy Teens Survey for 2007 showed that 30.9% of 8th graders and 48.7% of 11th graders have been reported of drinking alcohol in a month. Heavy drinking and binge drinking result in harmful health conditions like problems in brain, liver and nerves. Excessive consumption of alcohol is also results in an increase of violence and crime in a society. Drinking and driving is another significant risk which can cause fatal casualties. Even moderate alcohol consumption can lead to alcohol-related motor vehicle crashes. Drinking alcohol during pregnancy can cause birth defects and alcohol has side effects if taken during medications as it reacts with certain chemicals.
There can be many causes of addiction to alcohol; stress, genetic factors, and many more. An alcohol addict should be admitted to rehabilitation center or hospital where the problem can be attended. In our website, you can find the list of all the centers which offers alcohol abuse treatment in your area. Browse the list today, to save a life from going into the darkness of addiction.
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