The Definition of Alcohol Abuse
Alcoholism, alcohol addiction and alcohol dependence are basically the same type of alcohol problem. Alcohol abuse, however, is different than these three. Alcohol abuse is when someone drinks too much alcohol at a given time, such as in a social setting. This individual is not necessarily an alcoholic or addicted to alcohol. While not as detrimental as alcoholism, alcohol abuse may lead to drunk-driving arrests or accidents, drinking-related medical conditions and an inability to handle one's home, work or school responsibilities. Alcohol abuse should be taken extremely seriously.
With alcohol abuse, the intense cravings found with alcoholism are not evident. A person can be considered to be suffering from alcohol abuse when he or she has experienced one or more of the following situations within a 12-month period:
- Drinking heavily before or during driving or operating heavy machinery
- Failure in fulfilling responsibilities due to alcohol consumption
- Continuing to drink regardless of the problems it causes with relationships
- Experiencing multiple alcohol-related legal problems, such as DUIs
The effects of alcohol abuse can be quite sobering. In fact, nearly 100,000 Americans die each year as a direct result of alcohol abuse. It also plays a huge role in social and domestic problems such as, crimes like child or spouse abuse and property damage as well as job absenteeism.
Alcoholism can cause major problems towards your personal life and the issue should not go untreated. Self improvement is a must in order to start living a better high quality life. It is never too late to seek treatment and we are here to provide you with some of the best professional care, so that you can start getting better today.
At our facilities you will:
- Find out what causes you to drink.
- Develop a plan to overcome your addiction.
- Become happier with your life.
Contacting us today if you are suffering from alcohol addiction will allow you to improve your life and start accomplishing things that your addiction is stopping you from doing. Finding a solution to your issues is as simple as opening up a door of trust and getting better today.
If you have tried and failed to achieve abstinence on your own, you can find effective treatment through self-help support groups and alcohol abuse treatment programs such as inpatient alcohol rehab programs. Inpatient alcohol abuse treatment programs should include services such as:
- Aftercare program
- Alcohol education
- Family recovery program
- Relapse prevention plan
The alcohol abuse treatment program you choose should be equipped with 24-hour nursing and medical care as well as a qualified physician and addiction treatment staff. Finding the best alcohol abuse treatment program for your individual needs can be a challenge, but Affordable Rehab of Weymouth can help. Call us at (508) 318-5561 for assistance in finding effective alcohol abuse treatment programs for you or your loved-one.
We will make sure that you are prepared for life after you complete rehab. We know you can succeed with the valuable knowledge and skills that we will give you. Don't let another minute pass you by, it could mean your life.
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What To Expect:
- Professional Treatment that Works
- Privacy and Confidentiality
- Comfortable and Clean Facilities
- 12-Step Small Group Therapy
- Safe Medically Supervised Detox and Rehab
- A Complete Dual Diagnosis Rehab Facility