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Alcohol Addiction

Written on: May 18th, 2009 By:

Alcohol Addiction

Alcohol addiction is synonymous with alcoholism. Being addicted to alcohol means you have lost the ability to control your alcohol intake. It’s become as necessary to survive as food, maybe even more so.
If you can’t imagine your life without alcohol, you are in the grips of alcohol addiction. For most people with alcohol problems, professional help in a safe, structured and sober environment is necessary to turn their life around. SouthCoast Recovery in Dana Point, California, offers 30, 60, 90 days and 6 month residential alcohol treatment.

Alcohol Addiction: Obsession of the Mind

Alcohol addiction is an obsession of the mind. Most people think about alcohol as much as the alcoholic thinks about broccoli. Imagine being consumed with where you were going to get broccoli, when and how much you were going to consume on a regular basis. This is how it is for the person with alcohol addiction. The most important time of the day is when they get to have a drink. For some, this may be first thing in the morning to alleviate withdrawal symptoms. Others may have a strict policy not to drink until after 5 pm and still others may drink all day long to keep a constant supply of alcohol in their system.

Alcohol Addiction: Allergy of the Body

Alcohol addiction is also an allergy of the body that works on a physical level to keep the alcoholic reaching for the next drink, and the next. When a person becomes addicted, the body craves the chemical properties inherent in alcohol. If the alcohol is not forthcoming, the body responds with cravings and withdrawal symptoms. This can be so uncomfortable that the individual has to have more alcohol. Withdrawal symptoms range from mild to severe, including headaches, nausea, insomnia, tremors, anxiety, night sweats, night terrors, hallucinations and life-threatening seizures. For this reason, someone in the grips of alcohol addiction should never just quit drinking cold turkey. Medical detox is highly recommended at an alcohol rehab center.

SouthCoast Recovery Offers Help for Alcohol Addiction

SouthCoast Recovery can help you or a loved one overcome alcohol addiction. Many people think they can beat alcoholism on their own but the truth is, professional help is most often needed to interrupt the cycle long enough to be effective. SouthCoast Recovery offers residential alcohol treatment in the harbor town of Dana Point, California. Personalized attention is given in clinical therapy sessions, drug and alcohol counseling and holistic processes of acupuncture and massage. Group therapy and introduction to the 12-step program for support are also vital to overcoming alcohol addiction. For more information, please call today.

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