When Does Casual Drinking Become A Problem?
Last month, about $48 million in alcoholic beverages were sold in Bexar County bars, restaurants and venues, according to the Texas comptroller's office.
Available legally to those ages 21 and older, alcohol is a regulated, accessible drug served as a refreshment. Excessive drinking or overdependence can lead to alcohol abuse and behavior that can put others at risk.
123 people were arrested in San Antonio last year for not only driving while intoxicated but for operating the vehicle with a child under the age of 15 present.
What are the legal consequences of abusing alcohol? How does someone recognize the signs and what are the root causes?
Where can help be found in San Antonio and what can recovery look like?
- Abigail Moore, CEO of the San Antonio Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse
- Trish Frye, director of operations for the San Antonio Recovery Center
- Geary Reamey, professor of law at St. Mary's University
- Jim B, public information committee member for Alcoholics Anonymous San Antonio
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