Alcohol Addiction

alcohol addictionAlcoholism is defined as: “Addiction to the consumption of alcoholic drink; alcohol dependency.”

The body believes alcohol to be a necessity: something it can’t live without.  Alcohol is a big part of many people’s lives, and losing your sense of control over alcohol can be extremely harmful and detrimental to many parts of your life.

If you think that you might have a problem with your drinking, don’t worry. We offer high quality and effective treatments to help you reclaim your life.

Signs of Alcohol Addiction

There tend to be four main signs of alcohol addiction:

  • The first sign is that you become worried or stressed about where your next drink is going to come from. This may cause you to plan your life around drinking and avoiding certain events in favour of alcohol. For instance, you may not want to go out with your friends if they don’t want to drink as you’ll feel like the odd one out and can’t go a night without drink. You may also avoid certain family and work conventions in order to drink.
  • The second sign is the inability to stop drinking once you’ve started. If you find that having just one or two drinks is impossible or difficult, then you may be addicted to alcohol. This is more than just wanting to have more than one drink; it’s losing control over your ability to stop or slow down.
  • The third sign is drinking no matter what the time of day is. Most people drink in the evening or night time in order to let loose or aid relaxation. This may be a glass of wine with dinner or a beer in front of the TV. Yet, some people find that they need to start drinking as soon as they wake up. Consistently having drinks in the morning or craving alcohol in the early hours of the day is a key sign of alcoholism.
  • The fourth and final sign is experiencing negative mental and physical effects when going for prolonged periods without alcohol. These symptoms can include sweating, nausea and shaking as well as sadness, stress, anger and frustration. All of these are caused by the feeling of necessity towards alcohol.

Am I Alone?

alcoholism rehabAccording to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, 15.1 million adults over the age of 18 (6.2%) have alcohol use disorder. Of this, 9.8 million are men and 5.3 million are women.

Interestingly, 623,000 adolescents aged 12-17 (2.5%) also have AUD with 298,000 being male and 325,000 being female. More than 10% of children within the US live with a parent who has alcohol problems.

What are the effects?

Alcohol abuse can lead to several serious health conditions such as:

  • Cancer
  • Liver disease
  • Stroke
  • Depression
  • Cardiovascular disease

These are just the health conditions; there are also a wide range of social and economic issues which can occur not just to you, but those around you. Unemployment, relationship breakdowns and loneliness can all occur due to alcohol addiction. This can be because you are either incapable to perform certain tasks and actions or avoid certain situations and circumstances in order to consume alcohol. There are far more effects of alcohol addiction than people first realise.

What can we offer?

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Here at Faith Drug Rehab we have experienced specialists who can help you with a range of effective treatments to get you back on track.

Our rehab facilities allow for advanced treatment and confidentiality so you can receive everything you need. We’re passionate about helping you in the best way possible. Contact us now to speak with one of our specialists.