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Find a Substance Abuse Rehab Center or Resource in Hawthorne, CA

The impact of drug abuse extends into every part of the country, and anyone can be affected. At the top of the list of abused substances is alcohol. Legal to purchase and relatively easy to access by those too young to get it legally, alcohol is everywhere. In popular media and in daily life, drinking to excess has been relatively normalized. Hawthorne, California, residents are not exempt from problem drinking. One in 3 young adults in Los Angeles County binge drinks, and about 15% of those between 12 and 20 years old binge drink. About 50% of young adults drink currently, and 23% of this group are underage.1

According to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, about 4.7% of adolescents, ages 12 to 17, have a diagnosable alcohol use disorder (AUD); roughly 14.8% of young adults, ages 18 to 25, have an AUD; and about 4% of adults ages 26 and older struggle with AUD.2

Hawthorne adolescents and adults need access to evidence-based treatment for alcohol dependence and AUD. Withdrawal symptoms can be life-threatening, especially if withdrawal is accompanied by a condition known as delirium tremens (DT). Signs of DTs include delirium, severe physical tremors, bursts of energy and excitement, intense anxiety and paranoia, hallucinations, delusions, restlessness, stupor, nausea and vomiting, chest pain, and seizures.3 DTs can be deadly. People who abuse a lot of alcohol for years are at more risk of developing DTs, especially if they started as a teenager and have repeatedly tried to quit on their own without success.

Alcohol is not the only substance that can produce withdrawal symptoms that are potentially life-threatening. Acute benzodiazepine and barbiturate withdrawal may also cause seizures. Opioid withdrawal can cause severe enough vomiting that aspiration and dehydration are medical risks. Whatever substance you are struggling with, it’s important to find the right care. Not every person’s plan for treatment will look the same. Some will require medical detox, whereas some may do well simply with emotional support through withdrawal. If you’re not sure where to begin, explore our rehab directory to locate a treatment option in or around Hawthorne tailored to your unique needs.
[1] County of Los Angeles Public Health. Substance Abuse Prevention and Control Medical Director’s Brief. Excessive Drinking and Consequences. February 2015.
[2] County of Los Angeles Public Health. Substance Abuse Prevention and Control Medical Director’s Brief. Costs of Alcohol and Other Drug Misuse/Abuse. August 2016.
[2] MedLine Plus. Medical Encyclopedia: Delirium tremens.


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