There are slightly different criteria associated with alcohol abuse and alcohol dependence. In either case, it’s a sign a person may be suffering the effects of alcoholism. Alcohol use disorder is very common in the United States. Upwards of 1/4 of Americans report they engage in binge drinking at least once a month. Having the occasional drink, or occasionally having a few too many drinks, does not make a person an alcoholic. Those truly battling alcohol abuse disorder, however, may be in need of professional assistance.
In Fresh Start Recovery’s alcohol addiction treatment program, addiction specialists help design a unique personalized rehab treatment plan. For more information about the treatment options available, please contact our treatment team today at 833.625.0398.
Am I in Need of an Alcohol Addiction Treatment Program?
- Those who are struggling with an addiction to alcohol often display a range of symptoms. Signs of alcohol dependence may include:
- You’re drinking more to get the desired effect
- You spent more time drinking
- You’re not intoxicated after consuming your typical number of drinks
- The effects of alcohol wear off quickly
- You are having withdrawal symptoms
- Trouble sleeping
- Unusual sweating
- Racing heart
- Loss of interest in activities
- You continue to drink even if it seems to make you feel anxious, depressed, or has resulted in other health-related issues
- You have had memory brownouts or blackouts
If any of these signs of alcohol addiction sound like you or your loved one, consider reaching out today to discuss treatment options. Individualized care is available now through Fresh Start’s secure online form or by phone. A trained medical expert is waiting to assist you.
1. Unable to Reduce How Much You Drink
If you have tried to cut back and have been unsuccessful at doing so, this is an indicator you may have a drinking problem. You may have also noticed that you’re feeling withdrawal symptoms before you have your first drink of the day.
2. Relationship Problems
Your friend and loved ones may be trying to tell you something. It’s not comfortable for others to initiate an intervention unless they feel it is absolutely essential. Occasional comments about your drinking or your behavior while drinking can be an indicator others are worried about your alcohol consumption.
3. Engaging in Risky Behavior
Not everyone who drinks engages in problematic behavior. If you do, seeking addiction treatment sooner rather than later can make a lasting impact on the lives of you and your loved ones. Many people engage in risky behavior while under the influence. These individuals are far more likely to find themselves in dangerous situations and face legal issues.
4. Not Fulfilling Obligations
If you have noticed you are not as interested in engaging with others or becoming more isolated, it may be a sign that alcohol is having a negative impact on your social well-being. Many people with alcohol abuse disorders often distance themselves from family and friends. Alcoholics also often avoid situations when it is either inappropriate or impossible to drink. This results in further isolation. If you are missing work or related obligations as a result of your drinking, it is also a sign that drinking has become a problem.
Seek Treatment at Fresh Start Recovery Center
Fresh Start Recovery Center’s alcohol addiction treatment program is designed to help those with an alcohol abuse disorder get their life back on track. Our alcohol addiction treatment options include:
- Recreational therapy
- Expressive therapy
- Group therapy
- Trauma-focused treatment
- Motivational interviewing
- Family therapy
- Medication-assisted treatment
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy
- Therapy for co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders
Trained medical professionals are available 24/7 to discuss options for you to reclaim your future. Contact Fresh Start Recovery Center’s team today at 833.625.0398 to learn about the treatment options available.