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As a suburb of Nashville, Franklin, Tennessee is not far from the country music capital of the world. Unfortunately, that does not mean that Franklin is spared from the destructive lifestyle that often accompanies the music industry. Country music greatly glorifies the consumption of alcohol, in particular, with an estimated one in five songs portraying alcohol in a positive manner, according to a report by the National Center for Biotechnology Information. With Franklin’s close proximity to Nashville, some residents venture into the big city to partake in excessive alcohol consumption and drug use.Repercussions of Alcohol Abuse
There are many repercussions associated with the use of alcohol. For example:
- Higher instances of domestic violence/problems with personal relationships
- Health complications
- Inability to perform job duties
For those in the spotlight, the negative attention that may occur as a result of these behaviors can be devastating to a career.
What You Need to Ask Before Signing Up for a Treatment Program
With the use of alcohol advocated by songs and their artists, it is important for music fans and those involved in the industry to understand the risks of prolonged alcohol abuse.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2009, there were more than 15,000 deaths from liver disease, and an additional 25,000 deaths that alcohol played a role in nationwide.
With an estimated 50 percent of American adults admitting that they engage in regular drinking (12 or more drinks in the past year), the fatality statistics surrounding alcohol use are not likely to improve.
The only thing you really need to ask yourself before signing up for a treatment program is if you’d like to help decrease those statistics.
Get into a recovery program and you can keep yourself from becoming a statistic, and instead get on the road to a healthy, productive life.