Alcohol Addiction

 

Alcohol Addiction

This legal and controlled substance is known for lowering inhibitions and anxiety when ingested. Alcohol is so prevalent in society, so people don’t recognize the damaging effects until it becomes unmanageable. Not everyone who drinks is an alcoholic, but when your life is negatively impacted by alcohol on a consistent basis, you might have the showing signs of an alcohol use disorder.

Alcohol use disorder is defined as any use that destructively impacts the user. This concept of unmanageability includes health issues, such as bad hangovers, accidents induced by alcohol, and doing regrettable things while intoxicated.

Withdrawal and detox are known to be psychologically and physically uncomfortable experiences. Alcohol withdrawal is one of the few detoxes that can turn deadly, if not done properly with medical attention. At Hira Health, we ensure that medically trained professionals will oversee every step of the detox process 24 hours a day, in our luxury facilities, making 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, as every organ is affected by it. The symptoms of long-term abuse may include irreversible damage that can lead to death.

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. There are many 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

 

It is imperative 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 and during the initial detox phases, use medications that will help reduce the effects of withdrawal and cravings. 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.