Access to Treatment Essential for Curbing Alcohol Use Disorders, Reveals Chapters Capistrano

Alcohol use disorders continue to be a growing problem but few people seek the treatment they need to overcome these issues, says Chapters Capistrano.

While there is greater understanding about alcoholism and substance use disorders, fewer than half of Americans who have a problem with alcohol ever receive treatment. According to the U.S. National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), “Alcohol use disorders are among the most common mental health problems worldwide and result in disability, illness and death.” Chapters Capistrano has released a new statement to the press regarding these findings and the need for treatment.

“Alcohol use disorders can lead to serious problems,” says Mike Shea, founder of the drug and alcohol rehab center in Orange County. “This includes more than just those with alcoholism. Binge drinking or even heavy drinking can be problematic as well. You don’t have to wait until addiction takes hold to seek treatment. Being proactive and getting help early on can reduce risk and support better health.”

According to the study, “Nearly 30 percent of Americans have a problem with alcohol at some point in their lives, ranging from binge drinking to full-blown alcoholism, but less than 20 percent are ever treated.” There could be a variety of reasons for this including denial, misunderstanding of alcohol use disorders, and the stigma that still exists about alcoholism and addiction.

“Sometimes people are scared to admit that they have a problem or think that they can solve it on their own,” explains Shea. “While this may be true for a few people, most would benefit from professional treatment. Going through intensive therapy and learning more effective coping and management skills can help people to get their life back on track. It can also reduce their risk of relapse by equipping them with the skills and strategies they need to overcome situations that may have led to drinking in the past.”

There are a variety of treatment options available from inpatient rehab and medically assisted detox to outpatient rehab and support groups. Facilities like Chapters Capistrano work with clients to develop a treatment plan that meets their individual needs, says Shea. “Not everyone responds in the same way to treatment, so finding what works for them and addressing their unique concerns is important,” he adds.

Advances have been made in getting people the help they need but more awareness, advocacy, and support are crucial. According to NIAA Director George Koob, “Historically it has been hard to find treatment. But with the Affordable Care Act, hopefully, these things are going to change.” Rehab centers like Chapters Capistrano work with clients to provide affordable access to high quality care so that clients can start a new chapter in their lives and make the most of their future.


Chapters Capistrano is a luxury drug and alcohol treatment center located in the city of San Clemente in Orange County, Southern California, with two beautiful ocean-view homes. Specializing in all types of substance abuse, Chapters offers flexible treatment programs that are designed to offer greater confidence in addiction recovery. With a thorough approach to detox, counseling and mental health, this center has delivered many success stories. In addition to offering alternative approaches to conventional recovery, Chapters is also recognized for providing guest comfort with exceptional accommodations, private rooms and cell and laptop allowance. Those searching to begin a new “Chapter” in addiction recovery are encouraged to contact the facility today and visit them on Google+ to keep up with current news.

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Company Name: Chapters Capistrano
Contact Person: Marvin Kimble
Phone: 949-287-8248
Address:1525 Buena Vista
City: San Clemente
State: CA
Country: United States