Alcoholism is a family disease that affects more than just the person who is having a problem with alcohol. We customize our treatment plans with a holistic approach that treats the person as well as all aspects of their lives, including family relationships. If you are wondering if alcohol has become a problem for you or someone you love, read about the signs of alcoholism, the effects of alcohol addiction, and alcohol abuse treatment options to help you or your loved one stop drinking.
Are you or a loved one exhibiting signs of alcohol addiction? If you are wondering how to stop drinking, that may be a sign in itself. Here are 10 questions to help you determine if alcohol has become a problem for you or a loved one.
- Hiding Your Drinking:Do you keep alcoholic drinks hidden away or in places they do not belong, such as a desk at work?
- Desire to Drink Alone:Instead of a casual social drink, would you rather drink alone?
- Inability to Limit the Quantity of Alcoholic Beverages Consumed:Do you plan on just having one drink and end up drinking more?
- Physical Withdrawal Symptoms When You Don’t Drink:Do you experience physical symptoms if you have not had a drink lately?
- Need a Drink to Feel “Normal” or Better:Do you feel the need to have a drink just to get through an event? Does taking a drink make you feel better or “normal”?
- Memory Loss and Blackouts:Have you ever blacked out after drinking? Do you have the inability to remember events that occurred while drinking?
- Loss of Interest in Hobbies:Have you lost interest in your hobbies and no longer take pleasure in doing things you used to love?
- Legal Problems Relating to Drinking too Much:Do you have legal problems (such as a DUI) that you can directly attribute to your drinking?
- Feeling Guilty about Drinking and Its Consequences:Are you feeling guilty about the consequences and occurrences in your life that are a result of your drinking?
- Increasing Concern from Loved Ones:Have your family members and loved ones expressed concern over your drinking?
If you answered yes to one or more of these questions or are familiar with these signs of alcohol addiction, you are in the right place. Seeking help for alcohol addiction and recognizing that a problem is present are the first steps in helping yourself or a loved one.
Alcoholism can negatively affect behavior, relationships, and health. People dealing with alcoholism can have some very serious health problems that are a direct result of drinking too much alcohol. Health related effects from alcohol addiction include cirrhosis of the liver, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, anemia, depression, seizures, pancreatitis, and other stomach discomfort. These are all very serious health risks and complications that occur as a result of drinking too much alcohol. Even if a person has been abusing alcohol for a short time, it can cause irreparable damage to your body’s organs. Besides affecting the body, alcoholism can affect the mind; depression and other psychological issues can occur due to excessive drinking. Then there is the effect that alcohol addiction has on friends, family, and even your work. Alcohol addiction interferes with all aspects of life. Alcoholism is a family disease because it does not just affect the person who has a drinking problem, but also affects those around that person. Cornerstone Recovery Center offers alcohol addiction treatment for all aspects of the condition.
If you or a loved one is experiencing one or more of the effects of alcoholism, it is time to make a change. If you or a loved one wants stop drinking but unable to, we are here to help. We are a facility with a “small town” feel. No one gets overlooked.
We believe in an individualized approach provided by trained professionals who care. Our approach to clients in either Traditional or Co-occurring programs is “strengths based.” Whereas some rehabs have the idea of breaking clients down and building them back up again, we “meet them where they’re at.” We build on the strengths that the client already has and work to make them stronger and more resilient. We provide non-judgmental therapy. We don’t believe in guilt trips; we believe in the healing power of recovery and the client’s capacity to change.