Alcoholic Addiction

Alcoholic addiction shares characteristics with any chemical substance addictionΓÇöbut it has a few differences, as well. Many times people forget about the dangers of alcoholism since drinking is legal if you’re over 21, unlike narcotics. However, alcoholic addictions aren’t any less devastating to an addict or their loved ones. In fact, it can pose some additional dangers that you might not expect, which is why it is imperative that you contact counselors for help seeking treatment.

Dangers of Alcoholic Addictions

While all chemical addictions cause physical and emotional symptoms during withdrawal, alcoholic addictions have the potential to cause more serious side effects. The less dangerous side effects of alcohol withdrawal include:

  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Body tremors
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Insomnia
  • Fatigue
  • Stomach upset

However, in some cases, alcoholics can experience seizures and heart palpitations during withdrawal. While it is always healthier to quit alcohol than to not quit itΓÇölong-term alcohol use can cause heart disease, organ failure and even deathΓÇöthe addict alcoholic should only do so when enrolled in an addiction recovery program. This guarantees that a qualified professional will watch over the alcoholic’s withdrawal and ensures that they get through the worst of the symptoms as safely and as efficiently as possible so they can move forward with recovery.

Treatment for the Addict Alcoholic

Don’t ever think that alcoholic treatment won’t work. There are so many types of treatments and we know there’s one that’s just right for you or a loved one. Some people don’t like what they’ve heard about some types of treatment and other people have even tried certain types of treatment to no avail. We want to know what you don’t like about certain treatments because we’ve got plenty of other options available to recommend.

For example, there are both outpatient and inpatient treatments. If you or your loved one is fully functional and has the ability to work and meet other responsibilities between sessions, there may be an outpatient program suitable for their (or your) needs. If the problem with alcoholism is critical, inpatient therapy may be best. We’ll be glad to answer any questions about both methods of treatment.

Other options include opting for private and/or group therapy and getting help with or without medications. Our recommendation revolves around a number of factors, including the alcoholic’s health history and their history with addiction. Your location and personal preferences for treatment play a role in the process, as well.

Find Alcoholic Addiction Help

Don’t ignore alcohol addiction in yourself or in a loved one. If you have no idea where to seek treatment or even if you do, all you have to do is contact our expert drug rehab program placement counselors. We know the right questions to ask you to best match you or your loved one up with available treatments. In some cases, treatment can begin as quickly as tomorrow or even today!

Call us now at 877-352-6329 or fill out our online contact form. We’re standing by!

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