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Treatment for Alcohol Addiction...

Nearly 14 million Americans abuse alcohol, and 3 out of every 10 adults live in a home that has, in some way, been negatively affected by the use of alcohol.

At Active Recovery Solutions, we understand how alcohol addiction can affect your life. We will tailor an innovative treatment program that will address your needs— body, mind, and spirit—so you can get your life back on track. Your individualized drug rehab program might include outpatient detox, individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy and a wide array of other treatment services designed to ensure you receive world-class addiction treatment and achieve sustained recovery.

How Alcohol Addiction Can Happen...

Although alcohol is considered a legal substance, it is the primary drug of choice in our society because of its widespread availability. Alcoholism has no social, economic, or cultural boundaries. Nearly 14 million Americans abuse alcohol, and 3 out of every 10 adults live in a home that has, in some way, been negatively affected by the use of alcohol.

The pervasive effects of alcohol abuse can manifest to varying degrees on a physical, psychological, and behavioral level. While often used initially as a means of coping with stress, or the emotional challenges in one’s life, over time alcohol can eventually cause the reverse effect, as the ability to function becomes more and more impaired.

Alcoholism is usually predicated by a pattern of drinking in excess to the point of intoxication. Compulsive drinking on a regular basis eventually creates a chemical dependency, causing the body to crave alcohol. The individual then becomes unable to control the desire or need to drink, despite the consequences.

The Harmful Effects of Alcoholism...

Physically, alcoholism can lead to severe liver damage, called cirrhosis, high blood pressure, inflammation of the digestive system, impotence, and malnutrition. It increases the risk of cancer of the larynx, liver, esophagus, or colon. Alcohol also alters the transmission of nerve impulses, so users can experience a loss of balance, numbness of the hands and feet, and tremors.

Although initially used as a stimulant, alcohol can actually depress the activity of the control center of the brain. The prolonged use of alcohol disrupts the brain’s chemistry to such a degree that the person’s cognitive abilities are severely impaired, resulting in a loss of judgment, slowed reaction time, and unpredictable or erratic behavior.

The vicious cycle of consumption and craving also includes the physical symptoms of alcohol withdrawal. One can experience anxiety, irritability, palpitations, tremors, insomnia and depression, all of which can lead to the desire for more alcohol to relieve these symptoms.

Over-consumption of alcohol over a short period of time can also lead to blackouts. This condition, called Anterograde Amnesia, is the inability to recall recent events. When the blood alcohol concentration increases rapidly over a short period of time, it blocks the brain’s ability to retain short-term memory during that time.

Such impairments are generally the cause of alcohol-related deaths, whether it’s drunk driving, or other accidents or injuries to oneself or others. Statistically, alcoholism is the cause of nearly 40% of all unnatural deaths.

The impact of alcoholism is not only disabling to one’s health, it also affects personal relationships with loved ones, professional performance, social interactions, and the ability to manage the responsibilities of daily life. Because many people who are dependent on alcohol are unable to recognize that they have a serious problem; the initial, and probably the most important, step in treating alcoholism is admitting that the problem exists.

Active Recovery Solutions Can Help...

If you or a loved one are suffering fromt eh pain of addiction to alcohol or other substances, Active Recovery Solutions is here to help.

Please call (877) 394-8355 to talk to one of our caring and empathic team - we will discuss your situation confidentially and offer you our best advice.

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