The Beaches Treatment Center Program for Alcohol Addiction
Almost 18 million people in the United States of America currently struggle with alcoholism. Alcoholism is an alcohol addiction. It is defined as the inability to moderate drinking due to having a physical dependence on the drink. Having a physical dependance on the drink leads to many alcoholics struggling with toning down their drinking because of the strong physical dependance and cravings. Many of those who struggle with alcohol addiction begin each morning with a drink in order to function correctly.
18 Million Americans struggle with alcoholism, and several more million are abusing alcohol
When it comes to abusing alcohol, the addiction is not the only issue that many Americans struggle with. Besides the numbers of who are full blown alcoholics, there are another several thousand who are said to have risky drinking behaviors, binge drinkings, and abusers of alcohol.
This typically develops into problematic behavior and many of the individuals in this category deal with problems their entire lives due to alcohol. This could include issues with the law, family problems or failed relationships. A common term we hear in addiction treatment which describes those individuals would be functioning alcoholics. Functioning alcoholics often do just as much damage to their lives as those who have a full blown addiction.
Signs and Symptoms of Alcohol Abuse:
Intense cravings or urges to drink alcohol
Problems fulfilling commitments such as school, work, or home duties because of continued alcohol abuse or use
Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when not consuming alcohol, such as: sweating, nausea, or shaking/tremors
Drinking by oneself
Spending large amounts of time finding, drinking, and recovering from alcohol consumption
Having no control over how much alcohol is consumed each evening
After knowing the consumption of alcohol threatens health, relationships, family life, work or school and choosing to still continuing to drink.
When family and friends advise you to cut down drinking or quitting
Drinking more than the amount of people around you
Prioritizing drinking as one of the most important aspects of your daily routine
One of the worst aspects of alcohol, it that is has a negative effect on every single organ in the body. Alcohol goes directly into the bloodstream as soon as it is consumed and deteriorates each organ significantly over prolonged use.
Along with alcohol being detrimental to each organ in the human body, but it is also one of the only substances that you can die from the withdrawal process. This is why a medical detoxification is so crucial when it comes to recovery from an alcohol addiction.
The Beaches Treatment Center’s Alcohol Addiction Treatment
Our alcohol addiction treatment program includes intense therapeutic sessions with variety of both individual and group settings. We believe in educating our clients on the disease of addiction, relapse prevention, discharge planning and lifelong assistance from The Beaches.
At The Beaches Treatment Center, we believe in providing our clients with all the tools needed in order to continue through life after treatment happy, successful, and hopeful for their new life substance free.