Booze. Brew. Cold One. Juice. Sauce. Vino. Hard Stuff. No matter what it’s called, there’s no question that alcohol is addictive. The Canyon has a fully-qualified medical staff who specialize in the treatment of addiction-related disorders.
During admission, a thorough health screening takes place that helps seek out any complications that might affect the patient during during detox.
Alcohol Nicknames and Street Names
There are many different types of alcohol, but there are a few types that just about everyone has heard of. Each type of alcohol has a different alcoholic content, and it’s important to know what the percentage by volume is for each type. Beer is one of the most common, containing anywhere from 4 percent-6 percent alcohol by volume, with an average of 4.5 percent. Wine has between 7 percent and 15 percent, averaging at around 11 percent. Distilled spirits, which can be drinks such as rum, gin, vodka and whisky, have a much higher percentage, and can range from 40 percent to 95 percent alcohol by volume. Most of the time, spirits that can be purchased in liquor stores are around 40 percent alcohol, but some of the more highly concentrated forms can be purchased as well.
Because of alcohol’s prevalence, there are a huge number of nicknames and street names associated with it:”Everclear,” for example, is a dangerous drink that is 90 percent alcohol by volume. A “Hand Grenade” is a small bottle of pre-mixed alcohol with a sweet taste which can often be found at convenience stores and gas stations. “Jello Shots” or “Zippers” are gelatin products that have been mixed with alcohol and served in either an ice cube tray or in small cups. Methyl Alcohol is an extremely dangerous form of alcohol which can be found in household products like antifreeze, and can be very harmful if ingested. A “watermelon” is a literal watermelon that has been injected with Everclear.
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Terms Associated with Abuse
There are also many street terms that are associated with the consumption of alcohol. One activity that is popular in college environments is beer pong, where a hose is used to aid in the rapid consumption of alcohol. A black out occurs when a person has been binge drinking and has a memory loss that is experienced during this time. “Chugging” is simply a term used to describe the rapid consumption of alcohol, and usually occurs during a drinking game. A hangover is a feeling of illness that is experience the day after a period of heavy drinking, such as a “jag” (a term to describe a long period of heavy drinking or drug abuse).
Types of Distilled Spirits
There are a variety of distilled spirits, and a long list of nicknames and street names to go along with them. Brandy can be made wherever wine is made, but cognac (a type of brandy) can only be made in the town of Cognac in the Charante province. Gin is typically an English spirit, but has recently become extremely popular in Hungary. Liqueurs have a rich history in Hungary, and have been mentioned in documents as far back as the fourteenth century. The climate and soil of the Carpathian Basin and the orchards of Mitteleuropa are so rich that there is no need to add any sugar or alcohol to mash produced in these regions after fermentation.
Also popular in European countries are spirits known as “bitters,” which have mysterious herbs and spices in their makeup and whose recipes are closely guarded secrets. Vodka, another drink enjoyed by Hungary, has a long history in Russia and Finland, and is sometimes known as a drink that has a large “global warming effect.”
Alcohol Addiction Rehab
Regardless of the addiction issue that is affecting your well-being, the treatment program at The Canyon is specially designed to meet the complex recovery needs of those with co-occurring disorders of psychological issues and addiction. The core philosophy of the Healing Life Program is to develop a positive relationship with one’s self, using a variety of nontraditional and traditional therapies and experiences.
Through a weekly program consisting of therapies such as equine-assisted psychotherapy, individual psychotherapy, EMDR/hypnotherapy, combined gender therapy, single gender therapy and a variety of other methods, The Canyon’s Healing Life Program is overseen on a daily basis by an expertly trained team who are devoted to their patients. Through a variety of therapeutic sessions, a nutrition program and a number of residential options, we provide exceptional living standards for clients seeking relief from addiction-related disorders and mental health issues.