Shouldn’t People in Treatment Be Resting Instead of Exercising?

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The body needs a lot of rest during early recovery. Exhausted from weeks of detox, ongoing symptoms of withdrawal, and likely years of not getting the wholesome sleep that they needed, sleep is essential during treatment. Sleep is when people in treatment are able to rest their body and their brain, get the energy they need for the next day. …

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Influence of Sleep on Drinking Behaviors

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A recent study, published in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, shows the effect that lack of sleep has on the drinking behaviors or teenagers.  What researchers found after the study is the following:

– Teenagers with sleep issues were 47% more likely to binge drink than those without sleep issues

– Teenagers with sleep issues were 14% more likely to drive drunk

– A year later, the teenagers with sleep issues were 11% more likely to have interpersonal issues related to alcohol

Although sleep is not the only factor that affects a teenager’s decision to consume alcohol, it is a factor that teens and their parents can control.  By getting just one extra hour of sleep, the study found that it decreases binge drinking by 10%.

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