What is Alcohol Abuse?
What is alcoholism? Defined, alcoholism is an addiction to the consumption of alcohol or the mental illness and compulsive behavior resulting from alcohol dependency. Alcoholism is a progressive disease that causes a tremendous amount of problems in the abuser’s life. Below are a list of some of the signs and symptoms of alcoholism:
- Drinking more than you intended to– An example would be: After work, you intended to have one beer and go home only to find that three hours later you were on your fifth beer with no intention on going home.
- “Blacking Out”- Loss of memory of things that happened while drinking.
- Neglecting Life’s Responsibilities– Such as not showing up for work, failing grades in school, neglecting your family, financial problems due to drinking alcohol.
- Legal Problems– Driving under the influence, drunk and disorderly charges, assault and domestic violence charges due to drinking.
- Increased Tolerance to Alcohol– Having to consume more and more alcohol over time to achieve the desired effect.
- Withdrawal Symptoms– When you don’t have alcohol in your system, certain physical problems arise. You can have any or all of the following: Anxiety, shaking, sweating, nausea and vomiting, insomnia, depression and irritability.
- Trying to Quit on Your Own– If you have tried to quit drinking on your own, making resolutions not to drink too much, changing what kind of alcohol to drink and being unsuccessful.
Alcohol Treatment at Clearbrook
If you, a loved one, a co-worker, or anyone else would like to stop drinking and find they can’t do it on their own, then it’s time to get help. Once you call our admissions specialists at Clearbrook Treatment Centers, a plan is set in place immediately for the person in need of alcohol treatment. The information our staff will gather from you will be compiled and relayed to our Clinical Team. This allows for our counselors to craft early treatment plans for our patients and start effectively helping and guiding them from the moment they arrive at Clearbrook.
Alcohol Rehab Center for PA, NY, and NJ
If you or a loved one are in need of an alcohol rehab center, then give our trained staff a call today to learn more about our options with alcohol addiction treatment. For more information regarding our detox facility , please contact us today. We have decades of helping with alcohol addiction, and can help your loved one safely detox and get back on the road to recovery.