There is no way around it—alcohol is part of the fabric of American culture. Across the country, alcohol is sold in almost every grocery or convenience store, available at nearly all major sporting events, advertised in every other commercial on television and dubbed as a type of “reward” after a long work week. It’s been a legal substance for decades and is socially acceptable at various functions. But when people aren’t enjoying a drink now and then, and instead depend on it to get through the day, that’s a sure sign of an alcohol problem.
Fight Alcohol Addiction at New Life
Signs & Effects of Alcohol Use
If you suspect someone is addicted to alcohol, here are some signs and symptoms to watch out for:
- Can’t stop at one drink; binge drinks
- Wants to stop drinking but is usually not successful
- Always has the urge to drink
- Frequently drinks or is recovering from drinking
- Experiences episodes of withdrawal, such as nausea, shaking and sweating
- Drinks by themselves or hides drinking from others
- Drinks despite potential damage to the body, such as if the person has liver problems, heart problems, etc.
- Has been in trouble because of drinking, such as getting a DUI
Abusing alcohol can hurt the body but it is the emotional toll that can really do damage. When a person is addicted to alcohol, the drink becomes more important than attending social events, spending time with loved ones, or performing well at school or work. Alcohol doesn’t just harm the person using it—it’s a disease that drags down entire families.
Alcohol Treatment at New Life
Alcohol doesn’t have to rule your life and the lives of those around you. If you or someone you love is addicted to alcohol or has gotten into trouble with the law because of drinking, New Life has answers. We will find the optimal treatment program and modality to get you on the path to lifelong success.