Alcoholism, alcohol addiction, or alcohol abuse are all synonymous for a chronic brain disease characterized by the following symptoms: inability to control alcohol consumption, being preoccupied by alcohol, and continuing to use alcohol despite the negative consequences associated with drinking. Persons suffering from alcoholism also develop a tolerance for alcohol over time, causing them to need higher amounts and more frequency of use to achieve the same effects; in addition they also experience alcohol withdrawal symptoms when use of alcohol has been reduced or completely stopped. It is possible to have a drinking problem which has not yet progressed into alcoholism. Alcohol abuse is characterized by drinking too much on some occasions which cause repeated problems in your life, despite not being fully dependent on alcohol.
Binge drinking is characterized by a male consuming five or more drinks in a row and a female consuming four or more drinks in a row. Binge drinking is more common among teens and young adults and can ultimately lead to an onset of alcoholism. Both problem drinking and binge drinking can result in serious health problems and social problems which are often associated with alcohol abuse. No matter if you’re an alcoholic, problem drinker, or binge drinker, the more you drink, the greater the risks.
Alcoholism is powerful enough to cause negative effects in multiple aspects of your life. The long-term use effects associated with alcoholism symptoms induces:
- Serious health issues: brain, heart, liver, pancreas,
- immune system
- Slurred speech
- Breathing difficulties
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- Impaired judgment
- Anemia (loss of red blood cells)
- Memory lapses
- Blackouts (person cannot remember events that occurred while under the influence)
- Impaired coordination
Withdrawal from alcohol has the potential to be life-threatening. It has been suggested that alcohol is one of the worst drugs to withdrawal from due to the painful withdrawal symptoms associated with it. Alcohol withdrawal occurs once an individual who has a pattern of heavy drinking makes an attempt to reduce their alcohol consumption significantly. Alcohol withdrawal symptoms can onset as early as two hours after your last drink, and can last for weeks. The severity of alcohol withdrawal symptoms can range from mild to extremely severe, and can sometimes be fatal. Due to the unpredictable severity of your alcohol withdrawal symptoms, it is important to seek alcohol treatment centers for withdrawal.
Alcohol withdrawal symptoms includes:
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- Anxiety Nausea and/or vomiting
- Sleeping difficulties
- Breathing difficulties
- Fluctuating heart rate
- Extreme confusion
- Sweating Irritability
There are treatment options available for alcoholism.
Generally medication, psychotherapy, behavior modification, nutritional therapy, support groups and family therapy are necessary for a successful recovery. Currently there are a small variety of drugs which are being used to effectively treat alcoholism, those medications include naltrexone, acamprosate and topiramate, a anti-consultant drug.
Treatment for alcohol abuse should include a regimen for alcohol withdrawal. There are a multitude of alcohol abuse treatment options, as well as multiple options for treatment for alcoholism. At Road to Recovery Treatment Center, we offer full a multitude of treatment options for alcoholism and alcohol abuse.
We understand recovery from alcoholism can be a very difficult process; in response we are dedicated to providing our patients with a safe and distraction free environment that helps ease the difficulty of recovery.
During alcohol abuse treatment at Road To Recovery, each of our clients are provided with an individualized treatment plan which has been created by our team of medical professionals and addiction specialists to ensure their unique needs are being accommodated. During treatment for alcoholism symptoms and underlying addiction at Road To Recovery, clients will be provided with the following treatment methods and services:
- Inpatient and Outpatient Rehabilitation
- Comprehensive Individualized Treatment Plans
- 24/7 Medical Supervision and Support
- Drug Counseling
- Relapse Prevention Education
- Conventional Medication for Treating Certain Symptoms
- Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings
- Innovative Addiction and Recovery Services
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