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Nampa is the second largest city in the state of Idaho with the total population of 81,557 according to the 2010 United States Census. Nampa is located in Canyon County along Interstate 84. The name “Nampa” came from a Shoshone word whose meaning is either moccasin or footprint. Nampa has twenty-four parks, two golf clubs, and The Nampa Recreation Center which contains a six-pool aquatics center, three gymnasiums, racquetball courts, a walking/running track, a weight room and exercise equipment, a climbing wall, and a number of other activity areas. The city also has the Idaho Center which is a complex of entertainment venues. The Idaho Center arena is best known for hosting the Snake River Stampede Rodeo, it is considered one of the nation’s top rodeos. The entertainment center host a number of other events each year bring tourist to the city.
Alcohol Abuse in the Social Scene
Many who drink alcohol social do not have a problem with it, they know when enough is enough and to call it quits. For some they do not know their limit and when a problem occurs it can become serious. There are different types of Drinkers; the Social Drinkers, the Alcohol Abusers and the Alcoholics.
Many people enjoy a drink on occasion, they would be referred to as an social drinker. There are typically no bed consequences or problems that occur when they drink. They do not behave foolishly or make poor decisions. They enjoy there selves in a positive, peaceful manor, without aggression, mood swings and fights. Drinking is not the first think of a social drinkers mind, they have completely control on their alcohol intake and know what their limit is. They socially drink occasionally.
Alcohol abusers will take their drinking to far, ignore their limit and drink to intoxication. They may only drink once in a while or all the time. They may not think of what the consequences to their actions will be and make foolish choices risking the safety of themselves and others. Alcohol abusers will deny that they are impaired and should not drive and make that foolish choice and drive potentially killing themselves or someone else on the road, risking legal problems if they make it out alive. Typically those people who end up with DUIs usually are alcohol abusers. They may get violent and fight with people over things they would find silly if sober, friends and family do not want to be around them while they are intoxicated. In time they will stop caring about their relationships and work obligations. They will begin to think of alcohol more and drink more to experience they effects of alcohol that make them feel good about themselves. They still are in control but teetering on the edge of alcoholism.
No one plans to become an alcoholic, “it just happens”, they did not wake up one morning an say “Hey I want to be addicted to alcohol”. They do not realize how alcohol has consumed their lives, they are no longer just consuming it. People who are addicted to alcohol have lost all control and can’t see their limits any longer. They will spend most of their time drinking alcohol or planing their next drink. Their bodies will begin to develop a tolerance, requiring them to drink more to reach the same effects as they did in the beginning. Their bodies become physically dependent on alcohol, when the are not drinking they will experience symptoms of withdrawal which can become debilitating in time. When they are ready to quit the withdrawal symptoms can make it seem nearly impossible and often do not succeed. They will continue to drink regardless to the negative effects it has on their health, relationships and work. They will develop serious liver conditions and many other health issues, Friends and family may “wash their hands of them” not wanting to deal with their drinking any more, they will loose their job because alcohol has become a top priority, their finances will be greatly effected and can lead to homelessness. The often deny that they have a problem and friends and family attempt to push them to seek help.
Sobriety is only a step away
The first step to sobriety is admitting there is a problem. If you are ready to admit then your change at successfully quitting drinking increases drastically along with the help of a treatment program. Contact a Rehab Program in Nampa, Idaho today to start on the road to recovery!