Alcohol addiction is a serious health issue that negatively impacts lives. Recovery House can help with treatment and recovery.
Recognizing and Overcoming Alcohol Addiction
Addiction to alcohol cuts across all social groups, ages, and races. Alcohol is easy to legally obtain, making this addiction one of the most common among patients seeking rehabilitation and recovery. Addiction to alcohol can manifest in different ways from binge-drinking and functional alcoholism to full blackouts. Understanding the dangers of addiction to alcohol, how it impacts the lives of those struggling the addiction as well as those who love them, and what treatment options are available is a positive step in finding the help you need to live alcohol-free.
What Are the Dangers Associated With Addiction to Alcohol?
Alcohol works as a depressant on the central nervous system; as your body processes the alcohol, it slows and alters several of the basic functions of your brain. Effects such as slurred speech and clumsiness occur as well as slower reaction times, poor decision-making, and decreased inhibitions.
Over time, those who consume too much alcohol are at a greater risk for several serious health problems, including liver diseases such as cirrhosis and liver failure, heart disease, and cancer. Like many addictions, alcohol raises the risk of death due to a motor vehicle crash while driving under the influence. Driving while intoxicated also puts other drivers, passengers, and pedestrians in harm’s way as well.
How Does Alcohol Addiction Impact Lives?
While alcohol is often portrayed as a necessary part of social culture, addiction to alcohol severely impacts the lives of those struggling with this addiction and those around them. Untreated addiction to alcohol can lead to job loss, suspension of driving privileges, and ruined relationships with family and friends.
What Treatment Options Are Available?
Treatment is possible and recovery is real with many options available to help you succeed. Recovery House is committed to your recovery, offering intensive in-patient treatment at specialized rehabilitation and health care centers. You can safely find the help you need with trained professionals who guide you through the rehabilitation process.
If you or someone you love is struggling with overcoming addiction, you are not alone. Let us help you live the drug and alcohol-free life you’ve always dreamed of. Take the first step to recovery by contacting Recovery House today.