Alcoholism in Ohio has steadily been increasing for the past two decades. The evidence is seen in the amount of DUI's, and alcohol-related car accidents and domestic abuse incidents happening every month. Drinking on a consistent basis and not being able to control the quantity, time, and place where the alcohol is consumed are signs of alcoholism. Causing physical and emotional harm to yourself and others and not doing anything to stop it because of drinking is also a symptom of alcoholism.
At first, alcohol might seem to make you happier and more comfortable in social settings, as alcohol often relieves inhibitions. But in fact, alcohol is a depressant, not a stimulant. Long term use of alcohol can contribute to depression, anti-social behavior, and mental health disorders.
Here are some symptoms of alcoholism:
Drinking by yourself without anyone knowing
Hiding alcohol in secret places
Driving under the influence of alcohol
Missing work, family engagements, and other appointments
Poor sleeping and eating
Becoming aggressive or anxious when you drink
Continously drinking larger quantities to get drunk
Alcoholism is a major problem in Ohio, disrupting the life of the drinker as well as friends and family around them. Currently there is only one cure for alcoholism and that is abstinence; stop drinking forever. Today there are medications that help prevent an alcoholic from drinking again. However, for most alcoholics, detox, rehab, and then continued counseling will be necessary to solve their drinking problem.
Many people feel like failures if they think they have to go to a drug rehab facility. Yet, nothing could be further from the truth. Admitting that you have a problem is a courageous first step at beginning your rehabilitation process. Furthermore many friends and family members who have been driven away from an addicted person will show support for going into recovery. Depending on the severity of the problem, there is also the option of residential treatment programs as well as in-patient care in case of a severe alcohol dependency. Often many counselors that work at a rehab center have the same affliction as you and can relate to what you're going through, both physically and emotionally.
There are various treatment plans to help deal with alcoholism. The effective 12 Steps program created by Alcoholics Anonymous is a more traditional approach to achieving sobriety. After each step is completed, continual positive reinforcement helps the recovering alcoholic's confidence in achieving their long term rehab goals. These traditional techniques can also be combined with a holistic approach or exploring alternative medicine. Each individual has their own set of unique addiction problems and therefore should have their own customized plan toward rehabilitation.
Call one of our dedicated, professional counselors today to help you on your road to recovery. You probably have many questions and concerns regarding cost, length of plans, effectiveness, and what happens after you stop drinking. Feel free to pick up the phone now and find out realistically what it will take to overcome your drinking problem. You can do this.
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