Alcohol Addiction Recovery
An estimated 22 million people in the United Stated need alcohol addiction recovery treatment, but less than 1% of those individuals will receive any form of substance abuse treatment. Alcohol abuse is defined as having unhealthy or dangerous drinking habits. This includes drinking every day or drinking too much at one time. Alcohol abuse can have damaging effects on your job and relationships. It can even lead to legal problems such as getting arrested for drunk driving. When a person is abusing alcohol, they continue to drink even though they know that drinking is causing problems in their life.
If alcohol is continued to be abused, it can lead to alcohol dependence, also known as alcoholism. This is when the person becomes physically or mentally addicted to alcohol. The individual will have a strong need, or craving, to drink alcohol and will feel that they need a drink just to get by.
Alcohol is one of the most commonly used addictive substances in the United States. It is estimated that 17.6 million people suffer from alcohol abuse or dependence along with several million more who engage in risky, binge drinking patterns that could lead to alcohol addiction later on in life.
Excessive alcohol use, including binge drinking and heavy consumption, may lead to a number of health issues ranging from chronic diseases to social problems and neurological impairments.
Symptoms and Signs of Alcohol Abuse include:
- Spending a lot of time drinking or recovering from alcohol use
- Feeling a strong craving or urge to consume alcohol
- Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when you don’t drink, including sweating, shaking or nausea
- Continued alcohol consumption even though the individual knows it’s causing social, physical, or interpersonal problems
- The inability to limit the amount of alcohol consumed
- Lack in ability to fulfill major work, school, or home obligations due to continued alcohol use
Treatment for alcohol addiction includes abstinence from alcohol consumption and professional counseling. Patients may also complete assisted detox in a specialized facility which can include medication management for withdrawal symptoms.
If you or a loved one are seeking help with alcohol addiction recovery, A New Start, Inc. can help. Early identification of alcohol addiction can make the recovery process less intense for patients. Our dedicated intensive outpatient staff provides support and treatment for those seeking help with alcohol addiction. If you would like more information about our alcohol addiction recovery program, please contact us today at 1-844-TALK-ANS.