• Petersburg Mental Health Services
  • Petersburg Mental Health Services
    is located at 201 North Nordic Drive Petersburg, AK. 99833 and can be contacted by calling 907-772-3332. Petersburg Mental Health Services offers treatment services for Prescription Drug Abuse, Illicit Drug Addiction and Alcoholism

    Treatment Services Offered: Mental Balance Treatment Services, Outpatient Alcohol Treatment
    Payment Options: Payment Assistance Through Medicaid, Medicare Assistance, Insurance - Private Pay, Insurance - Military, Self Pay, Sliding-Scale Fee

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  • An estimated 62% of high school seniors report having been drunk and 31% report having had five or more drinks in a row containing alcohol in the last two weeks.
  • Because alcohol is a depressant in the body, high doses of the drug can reduce cell activity; when alcohol is removed from the cells, they recover in a way that produces a change toward stimulation. The body's attempt to produce "normalcy" often leads to over-stimulation, which is known as withdrawal ;thus, binge drinking often leads to a "hangover" (headache, increased stomach acidity, early morning awakening, etc.), and long -term heavy drinking often leads to the "shakes", delirium (hallucinations), and in some instances, seizures.
  • The presence of food in the stomach slows the rate of alcohol absorption, but the amount of alcohol that is actually being absorbed remains unchanged.
  • Alcohol robs your brain cells of water and glucose (the brain's food), which is why you experience hangover symptoms such as headache, dehydration, and the shakes the day after a night of heavy drinking.

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