Alcohol and Meds Make for Deadly Cocktail, Warns Chapters Capistrano

January 27 06:20 2015
Chapters Capistrano warns against the dangers of combining medications with drinking—a shockingly common and potentially lethal practice.

There are many prescription medications that can be relatively safe on their own, but offer potentially fatal results when mixed with alcohol. Most patients know this, and are adequately warned by their physicians, yet the fact remains that many Americans mix meds with drinking—a potentially lethal cocktail. Chapters Capistrano has responded to this disturbing trend with a new statement to the press.

“Alcohol is powerful and volatile,” comments Mike Shea, founder of the Orange County drug and alcohol rehab center. “Alcohol, when abused, can ravage the body and the mind—and when mixed with powerful and addiction medications, the effects can be even more pronounced.”

Even so, it is a prevalent practice. Psych Central  illuminates the extent of the problem, noting a recent study that finds a staggering 42 percent of U.S. drinkers mixing their alcohol with medications which interact with alcohol. This category encompasses everything from antidepressants to blood thinners.

It is a problem that spans the entire adult population, yet it is most worrisome where senior citizens are concerned. “Three of the prior studies were conducted among elderly people with the conclusion that substantial numbers of seniors were both drinking and taking alcohol-interactive medications,” comments Psych Central. “The findings lead researchers to call for increased awareness about possible harmful consequences.”

“These findings are grim, but not surprising,” comments Shea. “As people age, they develop more health concerns, which means they end up taking more medications. Additionally, we know from previous studies that alcohol abuse is increasingly prevalent among America’s senior citizens.”

Shea urges all drinkers to check with their doctors about possible interactions with their medications—and to take physician warnings seriously. “It is not always known exactly how alcohol and medications interact, but in some cases the consequences can be truly devastating,” Shea says.

Additionally, Shea says those who struggle with alcohol abuse can find options for recovery at Chapters Capistrano. “Our luxury drug and alcohol treatment center can help you overcome your addiction to alcohol, and to truly put your health above all else.”


Chapters Capistrano is a luxury drug and alcohol treatment center located in 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.

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