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Alcohol Addiction

Alcohol Addiction

Alcohol AddictionAlcohol, just like opiate-based drugs, is a physically addictive substance. Your mind and body become dependent on alcohol the same way they would if you were addicted to the drug Vicodin. If you have an alcohol addiction, you will experience withdrawal symptoms when you are unable to satisfy your addiction. Symptoms of alcohol withdrawal include shakiness, sweating, nausea and even hallucinations. If you find yourself experiencing any of these symptoms and are willing to accept treatment for your alcohol addiction, please consider entering a drug or alcohol residential rehab facility. It can save your life, and the lives of those around you.

Risks of Alcohol Addiction

Alcohol addiction has high risks, for both the addict and the people around them. As with any drug addiction, there is a risk of overdose from alcohol poisoning. Nearly 40,000 deaths per year are due to health problems from alcohol use or alcohol-induced deaths, like car accidents, says the Center for Disease Control.  Alcohol addiction has many harmful, long-term effects on the body as well. Liver damage, heart disease, brain damage and some incidences of cancer are all more prevalent when you are addicted to alcohol. It is also thought that long-term alcohol addiction can shorten a person’s life by at least 10 years.

Additionally, alcohol abuse has been proven to play a part in almost 50 percent of all accidental deaths, violent and non-violent crime and suicides. In 2008, 37 percent of all driving fatalities were linked to alcohol. Alcohol addiction harms everyone, not just the addict. Fortunately, there is help.

Treatment for Alcohol Addiction

If you are suffering from alcohol addiction, please seek help. You do not want to become a statistic. Residential drug and alcohol treatment facilities offer wonderful drug rehab programs as well as alcohol rehab programs. If you are willing to seek help, residential rehab facilities are here. Rehab facilities will provide you with treatment, as well as give you the tools you need to battle your addiction after treatment.

If you are a teen battling an alcohol addiction, there are treatment options for you as well. Residential rehab facilities offer teen treatment programs in order to help teens conquer their drug and alcohol addictions. No one has to fight addiction alone.

Get the Alcohol Addiction Treatment You Need.

If you have more questions about drug and alcohol addiction,  you can call our toll-free helpline. We strive to help you or a loved one find a residential drug rehab facility that meets your needs. Call us today to get the help you need.