Facts on The Need for Alcohol Rehab

For most people, entering alcohol rehab is the last resort to get help. They may have tried therapy, counseling, limiting alcohol to social occasions only, switching from hard liquor to beer, going to a spa to eliminate toxins, ending a relationship, changing jobs, moving from one place to another or any various combination of methods to control their drinking.

When life has become unmanageable and you can't live with alcohol but can't imagine life without it, it can be said that you need alcohol rehab.

SouthCoast Recovery staff members have over 100 years combined experience in the treatment of alcoholism and drug addiction. Most of our staff members have made the journey to recovery and they can help you make it too.

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The Need for Alcohol Rehab: Alcohol Reliance

One of the first signs that you need alcohol rehab is alcohol reliance; that is, you have withdrawal symptoms when you don't keep a certain level of alcohol in your body. These can include nausea, headache, anxiety, shaking, chills, night terrors and even auditory or visual hallucinations. Physical withdrawal symptoms may be mild in early alcoholism but whether you're a daily drinker or a binge drinker, over time these symptoms become more severe as the disease progresses, eventually ending in delirium tremens (DTs).

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The Need for Alcohol Rehab: Health

A person who has engaged in drinking heavily and consistently over a period of time cannot help but damage their health. Generally the desire for food will fall off when alcohol is in the system, leading to weight loss and lack of nutrients. Most alcoholics are deficient in B Vitamins and Thiamine, which can result in other health concerns.

The liver, which processes all the alcohol through the body, suffers greatly and can become enlarged due to heavy drinking or even scarred, which is called cirrhosis. Heart disease, strokes and cancer have all been linked to heavy alcohol consumption, as has pancreatic problems that result in abdominal pain. These health problems are largely reversed when alcohol is removed.

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The Need for Alcohol Rehab: Pregnancy

Alcohol can harm a baby in the womb even before the mother knows she is pregnant. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) is a set of physical and mental defects that a baby may suffer from being exposed to alcohol in the womb. These defects may include brain damage, facial deformities and growth defects. There is no consumption of alcohol that has been proven to be safe for unborn babies. Expectant mothers are advised to consult their physician. If you are an expectant mother and cannot stop drinking alcohol, ask your physician or a trusted friend or family member for help.

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The Need for Alcohol Rehab: Violence

Alcohol is present in three out of four domestic violence disputes. It also increases the likelihood that a woman will be the victim of a sexual assault or a sex-related crime if she and/or her perpetrator have consumed alcohol. If you have experienced or inflicted violence as a result of drinking, it may be time to consult a professional on the need for alcohol rehab.

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The Need for Alcohol Rehab: DUI

Alcohol is involved in approximately half of all driving-related accidents. According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), someone is killed by a drunk driver every 40 minutes. In 2006, over 1.46 million drivers were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or narcotics. It's estimated that three out of 10 Americans will be involved in an alcohol-related crash in their lifetime.

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SouthCoast Recovery offers Alcohol Rehab

Moving through and beyond addiction requires more than will-power. It requires the courage to take a journey of transformation. It's been said that a problem cannot be solved at the same level it was created. Going it alone without the proper information or assistance is not only difficult, it can be dangerous. Professional help is often necessary to help overcome the initial discomfort of abstinence, including cravings, physical symptoms, past associations and life changes.

We are committed to providing a safe, positive environment where our clients can release emotional issues through holistic therapy and the guidance of qualified counselors, allowing the body's innate ability to heal itself naturally restore physical health. The exploration of core values and dreams through guided journaling promotes understanding of lifestyle choices, leading to compatible goal setting for a life rich in possibilities.

Call us at 1-866-847-4506 – professional assistance is available 24/7.

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