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Artisanal Booze Popular, but Alcoholism Still Risky

Artisanal Booze Popular, but Alcoholism Still Risky

Do you like to have a drink now and again? Do you enjoy high-quality alcohol from craft brewers, small local distilleries, and small-scale artisanal producers? Have you ever bought high-quality, expensive liquors or local beer? The popularity of artisanal alcohol is growing more and more, as people begin to spend more money on high-quality or luxury booze. But this focus on local, craft breweries and small-scale distilleries doesn't come without a price. Even though this alcohol is more expensive than mass-produced alcohol, people don't necessarily drink much less. So be careful around artisanal brews. They're still very capable of encouraging, causing, or enabling alcoholism.

Microbrews are exploding in popularity. The amount of microbreweries brewing craft beer has increased by 500 percent since 2005, according to industry reports. And so while these distilleries and breweries get more popular, it needs to be kept in mind that alcoholism is a very real and very dangerous disease. 80,734 Americans died from alcoholism between 2001 and 2005. And the relapse rate for alcoholics is among the highest of any addiction: 70 percent. So if you're going to drink high-quality, remember to be sure to keep it in moderation. And remember that even one sip is too much for an alcoholic.

Do you struggle with controlling when, where, and how you drink? Do you do things while drunk that you wouldn't normally do? Alcoholism is a serious disease that needs treatment. Call Retreat at Lancaster County to learn more about the alcohol detox Pennsylvania relies on to start their sobriety. We offer outpatient alcohol rehab, an alcohol hotline, and a wide range of services to help you reclaim your life. We can arrange transportation from OH, PA, NJ, NY, MD, DE, and CT.

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