People drink alcohol to socialize, celebrate, relax, and have fun. Unfortunately for some, alcohol dependence or addiction takes hold and the fun times go. An estimated 88,000 people die from alcohol related causes annually and 18 million people in the US struggle with alcoholism or alcohol abuse. Alcohol abuse is compounded because of social acceptance as a legal substance, easy accessibility and alcohol is present at most social events.
The life of an alcoholic is miserable. Waking up in the morning with a hangover gives the need to start drinking again to feel better. This becomes a dangerous cycle that is hard to stop. Alcohol can condition the body to expect and need alcohol to feel normal. Withdrawal from alcohol can have serious complications. It is important to seek help from professionals when going through detox. Our staff will compassionately and safely help you through the detox process, so you can focus on breaking the strongholds of alcohol on your life.
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ALCOHOL USE DISORDER
Problem drinking that becomes severe enough is given a medical term of Alcohol Use Disorder or AUD. AUD is a chronic brain disease characterized by compulsive alcohol use, loss of control over alcohol intake and being in a negative emotional state when not using. Alcohol Use Disorder does not discriminate against age, race, money, or background. It can bring a person to lows in their life that could have never been imagined. Because alcohol withdrawal symptoms can be one of the most dangerous and severe detox processes, it is difficult and not safe for a person to quit on their own…it is not a matter of willpower. New Path understands your feelings of hopelessness, but wants you to understand that lasting recovery can start with one phone call. Call us at (330) 953-3401.
Signs of Alcoholism
Symptoms of alcoholism depend on each individual’s genetic make-up and the duration and quantity of alcohol abused. Common physical or psychological symptoms are:
Increased quantity of alcohol required to feel the effects
Failed attempts to quit drinking alcohol
Strong desire or cravings to drink
Experience blackouts due to heavy drinking
Drink alone or hiding or lying about drinking
Problems in relationships, school or work due to alcohol
Engaging in risky behavior when drinking
Financial or legal problems
Individuals may experience one or many of these symptoms. If you believe you or a loved one may have an alcohol problem, know that help is available. Seeing you transform your life is the reason we are here.
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When you are ready to take that first step towards a new life of sober living, New Path is here for you. Our counselors will be happy to answer any questions you may have. We want to help you succeed in recovery.