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Alcohol Addiction

Editor Dan Schimmel, LCSW, CAP
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Throughout history alcohol has been present. While most are able to control their drinking, others easily fall victim to the addictive effects of alcohol and find themselves struggling with an alcohol addiction. It can be as fast as a first drink that someone comes hooked or it can take years for a physical and psychological addiction to develop. Regardless to how it began for most who suffer from an alcohol addiction they will need the help of an alcohol rehab center to successfully quit and gain the tools they will need to maintain their sobriety, keeping their addiction to alcohol at bay.

Do I Have an Addiction To Alcohol?

For most who question if they have a problem with alcohol, odds are they do. The question is has a dependency developed, has the disease Alcoholism set in?

Alcoholism is the physical and psychological dependency to alcohol, it is a treatable but not curable disease. When suffering from alcoholism, an addiction to alcohol, your thoughts and actions are consumed. You will spend any time you can drinking alcohol, when you are not drinking it you are thinking about drinking again. Alcoholics are fully aware of the negative effects alcohol is having on their life, health and the lives of those closest to them yet continue to drink. Most who attempt to stop drinking on their own are unsuccessful, this is because the withdrawal symptoms can be painful and send the alcoholic back to the bottle for comfort.

I Am Addiction To Alcohol and Need Help, Where Do I Go?

If you are suffering from an addiction to alcohol the best place to go is an alcohol rehab center. There you will receive care and support from highly trained chemical dependency specialists and medical professionals. You will be able to work through the withdrawal period during detox and receive non addictive medications to easy any symptoms of withdrawal, allowing you to focus on your recovery. You will find your way through the mental and emotional effects of alcoholism through therapy and counseling sessions. During your stay at an alcohol rehab you will gain the tools needed to maintain your sobriety and focus on sober living when entering back into the real world. Your success in recovery is based of your determination to get sober and stay sober.


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