Babies Of Drinking Mothers Twice as Likely to Die of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

Babies Of Drinking Mothers Twice as Likely to Die of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

The incidence of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) spikes by 33 percent on New Year's Day - the day that millions of Americans spend nursing hangovers from a New Year's Eve of heavy alcohol consumption.

Alcohol Treatment and Detox at Novus offers professionalism and privacy

Not part of the study, but of relevant interest, are the increasing numbers of alcohol dependent professionals seeking Florida-based alcohol detox programs that offer both privacy and experienced, professional medical supervision. Novus Medical Detox and Alcohol Treatment Center in Florida's Pasco County, is particularly sought after for just those qualities.

Personal attention and a program designed exactly for each patient's specific health needs sets the Novus alcohol detox apart from the others. Every alcohol treatment program also includes:

  • Private rooms
  • Medicines as needed
  • IV's with nutrients, amino acids, minerals
  • Natural supplements
  • Medically supervised hydration
  • Delicious food prepared especially to your personal taste

University of California Study

The University of California analyzed more than 129,000 infant deaths attributed to SIDS between 1976 and 2006, and found that not only do deaths spike by 33 percent on New Year's Day, the babies of mothers who drink any alcohol at all are twice as likely to suffer sudden infant death than the babies of mothers who abstain completely.

This shocking new data should serve as convincing evidence for mothers and fathers to reconsider celebrating a holiday by drinking alcohol and neglecting a sleeping baby as a result. Quitting drinking now, before it's too late, is never a bad idea. If you are wondering whether you might need alcohol treatment/detox, then this simple questionnaire can help you determine your level of alcohol dependence. And if you are an alcoholic or dependent on alcohol, a safe and effective medical alcohol detox program is the least any parent could do for their child, never mind for themselves and their family.

According to the American SIDS Institute, SIDS is the sudden death of an infant under one year of age which remains unexplained after a thorough case investigation, including a complete autopsy, examination of the death scene, and review of the clinical history.

"In a typical situation parents check on their supposedly sleeping infant to find him or her dead. This is the worst tragedy parents can face, a tragedy which leaves them with a sadness and a feeling of vulnerability that lasts throughout their lives. Since medicine cannot tell them why their baby died, they blame themselves and often other innocent people. Their lives and those around them are changed forever."

Although the incidence of SIDS has been slowly reducing over the past eight or 10 years, when a parent of a SIDS infant has been drinking alcohol while their child lay dying helpless and alone, the level of remorse is beyond comprehension.

Thousands of alcohol dependent parents seek treatement...

Thousands of alcohol dependent parents every year, who bravely realize that the effects they are having on their families are unacceptable, seek help at alcohol treatment and detox centers across the country. With nearly 20 million Americans whose drinking is heavy enough to be considered alcohol addiction or abuse, alcohol detox has never been more important.

In Florida, alcohol detox at Novus Medical Detox Center may well be the most effective alcohol detox program in the state. A Novus alcohol detox program usually requires less than a week, and opens the door to a life without fear of harming one's family or oneself.

Ten-year survey shows more Americans are drinking

American adults aren't drinking more alcohol this decade than the last, says a new study of the nation's drinking habits, but more of them are drinking.

And according to the study at the University of Texas School of Public Health, binge drinking has increased significantly, especially among white and Hispanic males. The percentage of white and Hispanic men who had five drinks in a day at least once a week increased from 9 percent to 14 percent. Today in America, there are over 1,400 alcohol related deaths every year, and many are related to binge drinking.

Binge drinking has become a major problem at US colleges, and these new figures suggest that the practice has been carried on into adulthood after college, or has spread beyond colleges to the general population.

Earlier issues of the Novus Medical Detox Center newsletter have covered various aspects of the severe dangers of binge drinking. The trend of more adult drinkers is also consistent across ethnic groups and genders. The percentage of men and women who drank alcohol increased right along with the percentage of whites, blacks and Hispanics, the study found.

Among the study's findings:

  • The percentage of male drinkers rose about 7 percent across all ethnic groups, and nearly 9 percent among women.
  • More white males - 64 percent - drank alcohol compared to 60 percent of Hispanics and 53 percent of African Americans. Among women, 47 percent were white, 32 percent Hispanic and 30 percent African American.
  • For all three ethnic groups, the average number of drinks per month stayed the same in both decades.
  • White men drank about 22 drinks per month in 2002, on average, compared with about 19 for blacks and 18 for Hispanics. By contrast, white, black, and Hispanic women consumed just 6, 5, and 3.5 drinks per month, respectively.
  • Whites are more likely than blacks and Hispanics to get drunk. Twenty percent of white men drank to intoxication at least once a month, compared with just 13 percent of black men.

These findings also suggest that the growing number of drinkers and binge drinkers may not include parents of infant children, since the incidence of SIDS across the country during the same period has gone down, not up, while the risk of SIDS increases with the incidence of drinking parents.

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