Alcohol Addiction

 

Alcohol Addiction

Alcohol, the controlled substance that’s known for lowering inhibitions and anxiety. This substance is so prevalent in society that people don’t recognize the damaging effects, until it becomes unmanageable. First things first, not everyone who drinks is considered an “alcoholic”. But, when your life is negatively impacted by alcohol on a consistent basis, you might want to pause and have a look at the showing signs.

Alcohol use disorder is defined as any use that destructively impacts the user. Hence, the consequences and unmanageability that start to make its way into everyday life. This concept of unmanageability can include health issues, accidents induced by alcohol or doing regrettable things while under the influence.

Withdrawal and detox tend to be a physically uncomfortable experience. Also, alcohol withdrawal is one of the few detoxes that can turn deadly and needs to be done properly with medical attention. Due to the importance of a proper detox, we ensure that medically trained professionals will oversee every step of this process.  24 hours a day, we are here to help make you feel safe and at ease during this experience.

Dangers of Alcohol Abuse:

Long term alcohol abuse can take a significant toll on the brain and the body because every organ is affected by it. As a result, symptoms of long-term alcohol abuse may include irreversible damage to the body and mind.

Long-Term Damage from Alcohol Abuse:
  • Brain Damage
  • Psoriasis
  • Tremors
  • Nausea/Vomiting
  • Mood Swings
  • Loss of Appetite
  • Seizures
  • Depression
  • Blackouts
  • Distorted Vision or Hearing
  • Neurological Impairment
  • Cirrhosis of the Liver
  • Chronic Pancreatitis
  • Compromised Immune System
The Signs of Alcohol Dependence:

Whether it’s developing a pattern of frequent binging or having one too many drinks at happy hour, the effects that alcohol can produce is seen in many forms all around us. Above all, there are different symptoms of alcohol dependence. If you or your loved one are experiencing any of these symptoms, our professional and loving staff are here to help.

  • Dangerous and unpredictable behavior
  • Horrifying or Frequent Hangovers
  • Consistent Blackouts from drinking too much
  • Neglect of Personal Responsibilities
  • Substantial Changes in Mood or Behavior
  • Loss of Control over the amount of alcohol consumed
  • Withdrawal Symptoms when stopping use
  • Isolation and withdrawal from society
  • Reoccurring Legal Troubles
  • Health Issues
  • Disorientation
  • Lack of control of emotions

Finally, it’s important that when treating alcohol dependence you are supervised by medical personnel who can properly care for you, especially when going through withdrawal symptoms. At Hira Health, our licensed and certified medical professionals help treat alcohol addiction. During the initial detox phases, our staff will use medications that will help reduce the effects of withdrawal and cravings. Also, after the initial detox it is highly recommended that the patient follows with the 30-90 day residential program, to help achieve long term sobriety.