In Los Angeles County California in 2006, 300 people were killed and 7,718 people were injured in alcohol related accidents showing a dire need for alcohol education and effective alcohol rehabilitation.
Drinking and driving in America today is a huge problem. An estimated 13.6% of people aged 12 or older drove under the influence of alcohol at least once in the last 12 months. Those who get behind the wheel of a car after having been drinking do not understand the gravity of the action they are taking. Effective alcohol education for the youth of Los Angeles can help arm them against making wrong choices regarding alcohol and avoid a battle with an alcohol addiction later in life. Education regarding both alcohol and drugs must start at a young age to prepare today’s youth with correct information of the dangers of alcohol and drug use. Narconon Arrowhead is a leader in educating America’s youth regarding alcohol and drug abuse/addiction and also provides effective alcohol rehabilitation with an over 70% success rate.
Many people do not consider alcohol to be dangerous or addictive. Alcohol decreases the ability of a person to be in present time and aware of their surroundings. At first a person who has been drinking may appear to be more self-confident or daring, but what actually happens is that their attention span shortens and their judgment is decreased.
Physically they may look flushed and their eyes may be red and glassy. As the individual continues to drink they become sleepy, have trouble understanding or remembering things, and begin to easily lose their balance. Their vision becomes blurry and they become confused, dizzy and may stagger. Many people that drink become highly emotional or aggressive. The more the individual continues to drink the more sever these effects actually become.
Many of us have someone in our life, a relative or a friend who is battling an addiction to alcohol or knows someone who is. This is why it is of utmost importance for the youth of Los Angeles to be educated on the dangers and consequences of alcohol. This will allow them to achieve their goals and dreams without the detour of battling an addiction to alcohol in their lifetime. Narconon Arrowhead wants to make sure that Los Angeles’ youth have every opportunity to prosper as they become young adults working in the community. This is why Narconon Arrowhead has our drug educational specialist travel to Los Angeles and its surrounding areas to speak with the youth in their schools about the dangers and realities of alcohol abuse. The best defense against any addiction is knowledge.