Alcohol Addiction Recovery.

Treatment and recovery from an alcohol addiction requires clients to fully invest in their treatment program and continue support lifelong. Recovery from alcoholism is not a quick fix, and unlike other drugs and illegal substances, it is readily available and socially acceptable. Almost every restaurant serving fine food also serves alcohol. Social drinking is the norm within most circles.

The Rehab Concierge refers clients transitioning into the recovery phase to long term rehab facilities and counseling. Studies show that alcoholics that stay in some form of accountability or support program enjoy longer stretches of sobriety.

What is Alcoholism? Alcoholism is considered by professionals to bean extremely insidious disease. Every organ and body system is affected when alcohol is excessively consumed on a regularly basis. This regular exposure to alcohol results in withdrawal symptoms when drinking stops.

Despite numerous negative effects on an individuals educational, employment and social life, alcoholics cannot control the need to drink. Also, as alcohol tolerance develops, drinking escalates into a constant, uncontrollable urge. Alcohol abuse is said to affect 10%of women and 20% of men in the United States. Many of this number begin drinking while in their teenage years. The Rehab Concierge connects individuals and family members with professionals specializing in alcohol abuse and addiction. Wondering if a loved one is struggling with alcohol addiction? Are you just a heavy drinker or an alcoholic?

Heavy drinking on its own is not always indicative of alcoholism. Many of us have made the occasional mistake of overindulging following an exciting event or major life change. This, while not healthy, does not usually mean you or your loved one is an alcoholic. When alcohol becomes a necessity for coping with any life change, or even just everyday life, it should be a big warning sign.

Signs Of Alcoholism.

  • Drinking in secrecy and denial of consumption.
  • Replacing meals with alcohol and resulting loss of appetite.
  • Bringing and consuming alcohol at occasions where it would not be normally provided.
  • Waning interest in relationships, schoolwork and employment.
  • Lack of effort put into appearance and living conditions.
  • Withdrawal symptoms such as chronic headaches, nausea, tremors, anxiety and even hallucinations.
  • Alcohol Rehabs Centers can be avoided – know the risk factors of addiction.

    There are several risk factors for developing alcoholism. While it is not passed directly from generation to generation, alcohol abuse does have a genetic component. Having an alcoholic as a parent does not mean that each child will abuse alcohol, but it does significantly increase the risk of addiction.

    Psychological issues, specifically depression and anxiety, can contribute to drinking problems. Studies have shown that teens with low self-esteem are particularly vulnerable and when combined with genetic components can greatly increase the risk of becoming addicted to alcohol. Finally, environmental factors play a role in alcoholism. Growing up in a house with alcohol is abused, or living in a fraternity that parties for days on end, can lead toan unhealthy relationship with alcohol, contributing to full blown alcoholism.

    Since there is not a single test that clearly diagnoses alcohol-use disorder, The Rehab Concierge always advises potential clients to receive a full health evaluation. Should you feel you need help setting up this first step, we have staff on call 24 hours a day ready to arrange transportation to a medical facility that specializes in appropriate diagnostic practices.