Alcohol addiction is a disease that affects men and women of all ages and backgrounds. Understanding the signs and symptoms of alcohol addiction is one of the first steps in the recovery process.
When to Seek Alcohol Addiction Treatment
The signs of alcohol addiction include:
- Consequences resulting from your actions while under the influence of alcohol
There is a familiar saying “I didn’t get into trouble every time I drank, but every time I got into trouble, I had been drinking.” If you are finding that every time you get into arguments, experience embarrassing situations, get reprimanded at work, fail to come through on a promise or experience legal or financial issues, that alcohol is somehow involved, it may be time to get honest about your drinking.
Blackouts occur when you drink too much, too fast. If you are drinking to the point of blacking out, not only are you risking putting yourself in dangerous situations, but you are displaying signs of alcohol addiction.
- Inability to stop drinking
Are you unable to have just one? Do you make promises to those you love and to yourself that you will stop drinking, but find yourself continuing the same cycle? Alcohol addiction is a chronic, progressive illness that over time will only get worse. For those who realize that their drinking is a problem and attempt to control their drinking, they often find that they are too far gone in their addiction and require treatment.
- Depression and/or anxiety
Depression and anxiety can both be symptoms and causes of alcohol addiction. People can start to self-medicate mental illness by abusing alcohol, which in turn actually worsens the symptoms.
- Withdrawal symptoms
Alcohol withdrawal occurs when someone who’s body has become dependent on alcohol to function abruptly stops using. Alcohol detox, in some cases, can be life threatening. It is highly recommend that if you start to experience any of the withdrawal symptoms associated with alcohol detox that you seek medical treatment immediately.
Alcohol addiction treatment centers in Florida provide individualized care that is designed to identify and address the underlying issues that are part of the disease of addiction.
There is a Solution offers treatment placement services for men, women and teens struggling with various addiction. We work with many alcohol addiction treatment centers in Florida and can help you to determine which treatment facility would best suit your needs.
Don’t allow alcohol addiction to rob you of your life. Call There is a Solution today at 1-800-832-5250.