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Alcohol Addiction: Signs And Effective Treatment

Alcohol addiction affects individuals from all socioeconomic statuses and walks of life. Regardless of what causes someone to become addicted to alcohol, the tolerance and dependency can sometimes seem to emerge suddenly.

Alcoholics often don’t realize that they’re becoming addicted to drinking until it’s time to seek help. Breaking the grip of alcohol addiction will require support from professionals, including inpatient treatment at an alcohol treatment center.

Alcohol Addiction Signs And Symptoms Include:

  • Extreme moodiness or even erratic, violent behavior
  • Changes in physical appearance
  • Drinking to cope with stress or unhappiness
  • Depression or lack of interest in family, friends and favorite activities
  • Hiding or lying about drinking
  • Drinking at unusual or dangerous times, such as before work or while driving
  • Decreased productivity at work or class and general neglect of responsibilities
  • Withdrawal symptoms, such as feeling “hungover”, restless, nauseated, tired, irritable or depressed, when not drinking
  • Frequently “blacking out” or experiencing short-term memory loss

Addiction to alcohol will often produce these noticeable physical and behavioral symptoms, but not everyone who suffers from alcohol addiction will present the same type of symptoms. An individual’s background and medical history can play a huge factor in how severe the symptoms will become.

The Physical Effects of Alcohol Addiction

The most obvious effects of drinking may be the short-term symptoms experienced while a person is intoxicated or hungover.

Short-Term Effects Of Alcohol Abuse:

  • Headaches
  • Impaired judgment
  • Nausea
  • Slurred speech
  • Vomiting

While the short-term effects of alcohol addiction may be most outwardly noticeable, chronic mental and physical health-related problems occur when a person regularly drinks in excess. Their body will become malnourished, and severe liver complications will develop over time. Unfortunately, because these symptoms occur more gradually and subtly, they can more easily go unnoticed or be denied. During the long-term stage of alcoholism, the individual might even believe they can function while drinking heavily, without facing the long-term health problems associated with heavy drinking.

Long-Term Effects Of Alcohol Abuse:

  • Liver disease
  • Thiamine deficiency
  • Cancer
  • Brain damage
  • Immune system suppression
  • Memory loss
  • Heart complications

It’s also important to note that the effects of alcohol can be dangerously exacerbated and unpredictable when paired with other drugs. Yet at an alarming rate, many people suffering from alcohol addiction will be tempted to combine alcohol with illicit substances. The interaction can have adverse or even fatal side effects.

Our Alcohol Treatment Program Can Help

If you or someone you know is showing signs of alcohol addiction, the best way to help is professional alcohol treatment through a trusted inpatient alcohol rehab center. Looking for alcohol rehab facilities may seem intimidating at first, but it’s a critical step toward recovery, and we’re here to help.

Daylight Recovery Services is a comfortable, licensed alcohol treatment center offering an inpatient 30-day alcohol treatment program, access to 12-step alcohol treatment and intensive outpatient alcohol rehab following residential alcohol treatment.This continuum of care and support is provided by a compassionate and highly trained professional staff. So you or your loved one can be as comfortable as possible, and confident that you’re making the best possible choice to help you overcome alcohol addiction.

Take the first step toward recovery right now. Contact our experts for a free consultation at 1-833-2DAYLIGHT.

Addiction Treatment Advantages at Daylight Recovery Services

  • Medically-monitored alcohol detox
  • 12-step alcohol recovery
  • Outpatient & residential inpatient care for alcohol addiction
  • JCAHO accredited

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