Why Alcohol Addiction Treatment Is Important
Because alcohol is one of the most commonly used substances, it often goes unnoticed when it is abused. The fact is, alcohol abuse and addiction can cause diseases like liver and heart disease, and alcohol-related auto incidents cause thousands of deaths annually. In addition to this, people with alcohol addiction — called “alcoholism” — are more likely to be unable to keep up with their civic, social, and familial responsibilities, creating a strain on society as a whole.
That stat that only 6.7% of people struggling with alcohol abuse and addiction get the treatment they need is important. The goal of The Detox Center is to provide a place where people with alcohol addiction can receive safe, effective alcohol detox, the first part of the foundation for recovery.
Signs of Alcohol Addiction
There are several signs to look out for in yourself or someone else to recognize potential alcoholism:
While none of these symptoms necessarily mean that you or someone close to you is struggling with alcohol addiction, two or more of these signs together should be cause for alarm.
Alcohol use and abuse are extremely common so many of these signs have become normalized in society, but that doesn’t make it less dangerous. For example, in college environments, binge drinking, a dangerous form of alcohol consumption that involves consuming many alcoholic beverages in a short period of time, is glorified. This can lead to long-term issues like liver diseases, as well as an overdose, referred to by the name “alcohol poisoning”.