Alcohol addiction is one of the very serious epidemics plaguing nations worldwide. It refers to habitual drinking habits or over-consumption of alcohol which results in decreased performance of an individual and their health. The disease affects the nervous system and prevents any medication or antibiotic from positively affecting those that take it.
People who get addicted to alcohol tend to misbehave and act violently and lose sense of direction in their life. It also impairs their physical and mental balance.
While it is not easy to identify alcohol abuse since it is a legal substance, there are some symptoms of alcohol addiction which include:
Some other symptoms include withdrawal from friends and a healthy life, and losing focus in life. Alcohol abuse destroys a person in their thinking ability and causes either insomnia or too much sleep.
There is a very thin line between social drinking and problem drinking, but professional help should be sought when alcohol starts causing problems in your daily life.
The type and length of stay in an alcoholism treatment program ultimately depends upon the severity of your alcoholism and your resources. Generally speaking, most patients will require completion of a medically monitored alcohol detox program before they can advance to an alcoholism treatment program.
When choosing an inpatient alcoholism treatment program, you would be wise to make sure the program includes:
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