Substance abuse has impacted the community of Southampton County and it has in fact caused a great deal of damage and harm in recent years. This problem should always be taken very seriously because of how quickly it can escalate. We will be going over some recent statistics that will give us the opportunity to understand this problem concretely, focusing on alcohol abuse. For instance, abusing alcohol can be quite dangerous, and in the 2014-2018 period, alcohol-impaired driving led to the deaths of 10 individuals, and this accounts for nearly half of the 21 driving-related deaths, 48% to be exact. This is unfortunate because these deaths are 100% preventable if those who decide to go out and drink would simply plan ahead. If they had options planned to get home safely before they went out, they could help save their own lives as well as the life of those who may cross paths with them. Excessive drinking might definitely be at cause for some of these deaths, and in 2017, 16% of adults in Southampton County reported binge or heavy drinking, according to County Health Rankings. As we've seen, alcohol abuse is extremely serious and can easily ruin a person's life, which is why treatment is so essential. Alcohol addiction treatment is definitely available, and it will usually start with medical detoxification, as this is what will help a person safely come off alcohol. Once this part of the process is completed, they will be able to go through the remainder of their program and address the underlying issues that may have contributed or even caused their addiction. This type of program is very beneficial, and it can give someone a chance to come out of this drug-free. Treatment is not an easy thing for someone to confront and get through, but with their commitment and specialists' help, it can be successful.