Released on: November 23, 2011, 4:28 am
Author: Mountainside Drug Rehab
NEW YORK- While ‘Black Friday' is a commonly known term full of hope and excitement for the holiday season, ‘Black Wednesday' is lesser known, yet one of the most dangerous times for college students.
‘Black Wednesday' has become one of the largest party days of the year for students ushering in the holiday season with friends; much binge drinking can take place before the students head home to a weekend of Thanksgiving festivities. The term “black” was coined due to individuals blacking out from too much alcohol consumption.
“The holidays should be a time for celebrating, but not to excess and certainly not for those who are underage,” begins a spokesperson for Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center. “In general, I don't think parents are aware that students are making this type of concerted effort to drink with their friends. That's why it's so important to make sure that parents know that their child could be at risk for participating in binge drinking so that they are able to intervene before it's too late.”
National statistics show that more DUI's occur during the holiday time than at any other time during the year. In addition, The National Center for Victims of Crime reports that, during the holiday season, 40 percent of all traffic fatalities happen when one driver has a blood alcohol count of .08 or more.
Broaching the subject of underage drinking with a minor in your life can be a tough interaction. Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center offers professional intervention services to assist you in helping your teen or young adult begin the road to recovery.
Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center is a modern drug rehab facility that is skilled in serving a variety of clients with various addictions and in varying stages of addiction. The caring, compassionate team is made up of licensed and certified social workers and counselors who have extensive experience and specialty in the addiction treatment field. In addition, the staff includes a Nurse Practitioner, as well as a Registered Nurse, both of whom also have specializations and experience within the field of addiction treatment and alcohol rehab.
Mountainside also provides services for those individuals who come to them with dual diagnoses and require the services of a Psychiatrist to help conquer the unique challenges that dual diagnosis brings.
For the past 13 years, Mountainside has established itself as an innovator within the addiction treatment field, and the treatment modalities Mountainside utilizes are regarded as among the most cutting-edge approaches in helping individuals to get, and to remain, sober. As a result of their unique, innovative approaches to addiction treatment, Mountainside has become the model for the addiction treatment field.
The program, along with its professional addiction treatment team, have earned national recognition and resulted in Mountainside being invited to Washington by the White House to meet with the White House Drug Czar, John P. Walters, for an in-depth meeting on what makes its program so successful. These accolades did not go unnoticed within the addiction treatment field and resulted in the adoption by many throughout the country of a more holistic approach to drug addiction treatment.
If you or someone you love is addicted to drugs or alcohol, or if you have any questions, please contact Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center for a confidential inquiry at 800-762-5433.