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Addiction is the uncontrollable compulsion to repeat a behavior regardless of any negative consequences. Drugs that provide either pleasure or relief from pain create the possibility of being abused, resulting in a dependency or addiction. Addiction recovery programs can help people recover from all types of substance abuse problems including addiction to:
But, in truth, addiction does not always have to be substance-related. As you will see below, other types of addictive behaviors and disorders can also require treatment in an addiction recovery program.
Alcoholism, also known as “alcohol dependence and alcohol addiction” is a disease that that has as its base, four definitive symptoms:
a. Craving: An intense desire or compulsion to drink alcohol.
b. Loss of control: The inability to manage one’s drinking alcohol on any given occasion.
c. Physical dependence: Alcohol withdrawal symptoms, such as nausea, sweating, shakiness, and anxiety, occur when alcohol use is stopped after a period of heavy drinking.
d. Tolerance: The need to drink greater amounts of alcohol in order to experience the same effect
Yes, alcoholism is a disease. This has been established by the American Meidcal Association. The craving that an alcoholic feels for alcohol can be as strong as the need for food or water. An alcoholic will continue to drink despite serious family, health, financial or legal consequences.
Like many other diseases, alcoholism is chronic, meaning that it lasts a person's lifetime; it usually follows a predictable course; and it has symptoms. The risk for developing alcoholism, alcohol dependence or alcohol addiction is influenced by genetics, environment and lifestyle.
Alcoholism can cause major problems towards your personal life and the issue should not go untreated. Self improvement is a must in order to start living a better high quality life. It is never too late to seek treatment and we are here to provide you with some of the best professional care, so that you can start getting better today.
At our facilities you will:
Contacting us today if you are suffering from alcohol addiction will allow you to improve your life and start accomplishing things that your addiction is stopping you from doing. Finding a solution to your issues is as simple as opening up a door of trust and getting better today.
We will make sure that you are prepared for life after you complete rehab. We know you can succeed with the valuable knowledge and skills that we will give you. Don't let another minute pass you by, it could mean your life.
Broadview Heights alcohol and drug rehab is here to help; all it takes is one phone call.