Alcohol addiction can be a subtle addiction. It can grow over time and change your personality in ways you never imagined. And the impact on your loved ones can be tremendous.
It's not always easy to see how alcohol addiction is affecting your life, but here are some signs to watch out for:
You're drinking more alcohol than you used to. This could be because you're trying to self-medicate or numb yourself from emotional pain.
Your alcohol use is impacting your work or school performance.
You're getting into trouble with the law because of alcohol.
You're neglecting your responsibilities at home or work.
Your alcohol use is causing problems in your relationships.
You've tried to cut back on drinking but haven't been successful.
If you're struggling with alcohol addiction, it's important to seek help. There are many resources available to you, including alcoholics anonymous and counseling. Don't be afraid to reach out for help; alcohol addiction is a serious problem that can have lasting consequences on your life and the lives of those around you.
Excessive alcohol use led to more than 140,000 deaths and 3.6 million years of potential life lost (YPLL) each year in the United States from 2015 – 2019, shortening the lives of those who died by an average of 26 years. Further, excessive drinking was responsible for 1 in 10 deaths among working-age adults aged 20-64 years. The economic costs of excessive alcohol consumption in 2010 were estimated at $249 billion, or $2.05 a drink. (from cdc.gov).
Affordable Alcohol Rehab
At Spectrum Healthcare we have physicians and counselors who are experts at helping you repair your life and to deal with your addictions. We provide a compassionate and comforting environment where we will work with you holistically to deal with your Alcohol problem. We can help you both mentally and physically get over the addiction and help you build a personal plan so you can succeed and lead a healthy and happy life.
Alcohol and Vivitrol
In addition to treating the mental aspects, we can also prescribe medications, if warranted, to help your physical addiction with Vivitrol for example. While Vivitrol can be effective it is not for everyone. There are significant potential issues with Vivitrol. We take extra care in putting together your individual plan which if it includes medications you fully understand the risk and benefits of such medications.
Call us today to get started on your road to recovery at 414-304-5713