I took my first sip of lukewarm beer at a house party when I was 16 years old. Still in high school (and still rather straight-laced), I said to myself, “This is disgusting, what am I doing,” and continued to put the majority of my mental effort into social interactions and schoolwork. I didn’t pick up another drink until college. I got into the school of my choice in Southern California, and I was absolutely ecstatic; I couldn’t wait to pursue my passion and do my family proud. Right from the get-go I was exposed to a whole new world, a world full of late night dorm parties, random hook-ups and themed fraternity shindigs. Before I knew it I was blowing off my schoolwork entirely and partying between five and six nights a week. By the time I hit 21-years-old I was admitted to my first residential inpatient treatment center with a nasty little case of alcoholism. Unfortunately, this story is all too common among college students.
At CuraSouth we understand that this time of life is rich with experimentation, heavy drinking and recreational drug use. While many students phase out of these unfavorable habits, some fall into a vicious cycle of substance abuse and dependence. If you or someone you love is enrolled in college and is struggling with an alcohol use disorder, CuraSouth is available to help. We generally recommended that anyone who has been abusing alcohol regularly enters into a detox program, seeing as the symptoms associated with alcohol withdrawal can be severe when left untreated. We provide evidence-based modalities including medication assisted treatment, behavioral therapy and holistic healing. To learn more about our alcohol detox program, today.